Medicaid and Doulas: New York Coalition for Doula Access (everymothercounts.org)

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)”

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?”

Labor is not a Toothache!

http://supportdrfischbein.blogspot.com/2013/04/labor-is-not-toothache.html “Anyone who has ever had a toothache or a kidney stone will argue there is no benefit to the pain other than to let us know something is wrong. Painkillers are a godsend in these circumstances. But labor is not a toothache and it is time to look at the pain of labor inContinue reading “Labor is not a Toothache!”