http://blog.everymothercounts.org/the-big-baby-conundrum/ When I read the January 11th New York Times Well blog, titled When A Big Baby Isn’t So Big, I looked back on my career as a labor nurse and thought, “Yep – happens all the time.” Predictions for a “too big baby” were among the most common reasons I heard from women admittedContinue reading “THE BIG BABY CONUNDRUM”
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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?”
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