Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
January 28, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Yesterday, a multi-stakeholder group convened by Childbirth Connection released a Blueprint for Action addressing the question:Who needs to do what, to, with, and for whom over the next five years to improve the quality of maternity care?
Not surprisingly, one of the answers to who is
January 26, 2010 | by: Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, LCCE
The Joint Commission Sentinel Alert #44: Preventing Maternal Deaths is an important document and public recognition that many of the maternal deaths in the United States are preventable. However, the alert is missing important and useful information for women and childbirth educators since the
January 25, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Im going to be on Momotics Blog Talk Radio tomorrow evening at 10pm EST discussing the issue of transparency in maternity care with Danielle from Momotics. You can listen here. For the occasion, I thought I would dig up this fact sheet I wrote for Lamaze a couple of years ago when we first got
January 23, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
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Through my involvement in the Society for Participatory Medicine, Ive gotten to know and respect some pretty amazing patient advocates. Trisha Torrey (@TrishaTorrey on Twitter) is one of these.
January 19, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Listen to this great podcast about the new Cochrane review showing that the policy of restricting food and drink in labor is not justified. Its a nice summary of how and why the research was conducted. In addition, I particularly liked these tidbits
January 16, 2010 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
I have argued (here, here, and here) that strategies that involve increased participation by women and families in maternity care hold major potential for improving our rather dismal maternal and infant health outcomes. A study reported in the current issue of The International Journal of
January 01, 2010 | by: Henci Goer, BA
Many of you will have read the story of the woman laboring on Christmas Eve who suddenly went into respiratory and cardiac arrest in front of her horrified husband. She recovered shortly after her son was delivered by emergency cesarean, and the baby, too, was successfully revived. As the MSNBC
December 29, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
Last summer, I was speaking to a producer of one of the popular cable TV so-called "reality" shows about the births he had witnessed. He said his crew had filmed only one home birth, and the woman had a severe postpartum hemorrhage requiring ambulance transport to the hospital. (She recovered fully.
December 20, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
If anyone is wondering whether good quality childbirth education is necessary in our information age, the past month offers three compelling reasons to think that women remain profoundly in need of a trustworthy, reliable resource for learning how to have safe and healthy birth experiences.1. The
December 11, 2009 | by: Amy M. Romano, RN,CNM
'Tis the season for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine to publish the abstracts for their forthcoming annual meeting. Every year around this time I receive the gift of an electronic Table of Contents alert for the Supplement to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that lists confer
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