Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Safely Reducing Cesarean Sections Utilizing the PROVIDE Toolbox in a Faith-Based Hospital

Our team determined that standardization, elevating the patient’s voice, and team engagement were the keys to reducing primary cesarean section rates. We chose to focus on the low-risk population to make the...

What Exactly Is It That Midwives Do?

Defining midwifery care can elude us when questioned by friends that do not work in health care or interviewed by patients that are considering their obstetrical/gyn options for care. It is difficult...

Support and Prevention of Midwives as Second Victims

Midwifery work often includes exposure to traumatic events. For example, intrapartum emergencies, terminal diagnoses, and maternal or perinatal death may occur. The trauma associated with these events impact providers as well as...

House Passes Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Dave Joyce (R-OH).  The legislation...

Creating and Sustaining Midwifery Data Collection for Quality Improvement and Research

OB resident passing comment: “The midwives have a high rate of third- and fourth-degree lacerations”Another OB resident: “I can’t believe your c/s rate is only 13%, I thought it was much higher...

Region III Spring Update: Calling Out Names

Maya Angelou. CC 2.0 Photo by Talbot Troy

The Realities of COVID-19: Impact and Implications for Facility Birth

Emma Clark, CNM, MSN, MHS; Senior Maternal Health Advisor, USAID Contractor, GHSI-III Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic, home...

An Update on the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

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Disparities in Maternal Morality in the U.S.

700 women die annually in the United States due to conditions caused by or related to pregnancy.  For another 500,000 women, severe morbidities or ‘near misses’ complicate their pregnancies, deliveries, or first...

Maternal Mortality Update: A Closer Examination of Racial Disparities and Possible Solutions

I recently attended the fifth annual (and first virtual) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) MMRIA User Meeting, which brought together individuals from each state’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). The meeting provides...