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Medical-Model Labor Management Fails Head-to-Head Comparison with Physiologic Care

The winter issue of Birth includes a study that provides proof positive that physiologic care is superior to medical management. The study reports the results of Strong Start, a program providing [...]

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Midwifery Model Care Improves Maternal-Child Outcomes in Low-Income Women

Healio points us to a report from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) on the results of Strong Start, a package of strategies to improve maternal-child health in low-income [...]

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Access to Independent Midwives Is Associated with Lower Cesarean Rates and Improved Outcomes

EurekAlert reports on a study finding that states allowing autonomous certified nurse-midwifery (CNM) practice (no requirement for practice agreements or physician supervision) had more midwives [...]

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Midwifery Care Saves Money—And That’s the Problem

And while we’re on a roll on the economics of childbirth, in a Boston Globe article, Gene Declercq explains why midwives aren’t the 1st-line care providers for low-risk women in the [...]

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New Documentary on Hospital-Based Midwifery: The Mama Sherpas

Inspired by her VBAC with a hospital-based midwife, the documentary filmmaker behind The Mama Sherpas states, “I am proud and privileged to have told the stories of the mamas and care [...]

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