Delayed Cord Clamping Reccommended

Delayed Cord Clamping Recommended by World Health Organization The World Health Organization reignited the conversation regarding delayed cord clamping with its recent official recommendation to delay clamping for at least one minute after birth. “Delayed cord...

Toxic Stress in Pregnancy

Toxic Stress in Pregnancy Toxic Stress in Pregnancy: We all experience stress. Stress is a part of life and is usually tolerable. A difficult day at work or a long wait in rush-hour traffic might be stressful, but we typically possess the coping skills necessary to...

No Evidence To Support Routine Episiotomy

A recent report says hospitals are performing too many episiotomies — some with rates as high as 20-40% of births. Episiotomy is a surgical incision made to enlarge the vaginal opening during childbirth. This incision often heals more slowly than natural tearing and...

Lower Infant/Maternal Mortality and Racial Disparities

Best Start Mom and Baby (Born June 2019)       Lower Infant/Maternal Mortality and Racial Disparities Senator Kamala Harris reintroduces a bill to address black maternal mortality. To assist further in improving outcomes surrounding OB care, the...

Prenatal Equity: Birth Centers Have Parity

  Prenatal Equity: Birth Centers Have Parity Black Maternal Health week is observed in order to call attention to the serious problem of poor maternal and infant outcomes for black mothers and infants in the United States.  While US mothers and infants as a whole...

Best Start Birth Center Outcome Data

Best Start Birth Center Outcome Data Best Start Birth Center is a great example of a functioning free standing birth center. The birth center is situated outside of a hospital and care in the birth center is provided by Certified Nurse-midwives/Licensed Midwives....