http://everymothercounts.org/blog/201310/medicaid-and-doulas-new-york-coalition-doula-access “Doula’s provide cost reductions because they are responsible for a 20-21% potential reduction in c-section rates. They foster an open and supportive labor environment that works to avoid intervention and the costs related to those interventions. They found there were significant savings in New York specifically, a state with high birth rates and highContinue reading “Medicaid and Doulas: New York Coalition for Doula Access (everymothercounts.org)”
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American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/health/american-way-of-birth-costliest-in-the-world.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 LACONIA, N.H. — Seven months pregnant, at a time when most expectant couples are stockpiling diapers and choosing car seats, Renée Martin was struggling with bigger purchases. At a prenatal class in March, she was told about epidural anesthesia and was given the option of using a birthing tub during labor. To each offer,Continue reading “American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World”
What is the Evidence for Induction or C-section for a Big Baby?
What is the Evidence for Induction or C-section for a Big Baby? What is a big baby? The medical term for big baby is macrosomia, which literally means “big body.” Some experts consider a baby to be big when it weighs more than 4,000 grams (8 pounds 13 ounces) at birth, and others say a babyContinue reading “What is the Evidence for Induction or C-section for a Big Baby?”
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