Childbirth Connection is often consulted by the media for its expertise on maternity care issues. Below are some recent headlines.

A Father's Day Resolution for 2013
Forbes, by Leah Binder, June 16, 2013

The Biggest Challenges For New Moms in America
Parade, by Jennifer Rainey Marquez, June 11, 2013

Survey Finds Plans For Employment Still Affect Whether New Moms Breastfeed
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by Karen Herzog, June 11, 2013

Risky Procedures Common in US Maternity Care: Survey (accessible following free registration)
Medscape, by Fran Lowry, May 13, 2013

Are C-Sections and Related Interventions Being Used Too Excessively?
Parent Herald, by Julia Lynn Rubin, May 11, 2013

Pregnancy Interventions Widespread, Not Always Desired, National Survey Shows
Huffington Post, by Catherine Pearson, May 9, 2013

Pregnant? Watch Out for Unnecessary C-Sections and Other Questionable Medical Procedures
Consumer Reports, by Joel Keehn, May 8, 2013

More Birth Centers Would Save Medicaid Money, Better Serve Low-Income Women
Coloradoan, February 13, 2013

Childbirth's Cost Too High, Groups Say
BusinessNewsDaily, by Elizabeth Palermo, January 8, 2013

13 To Watch in 2013: The Unsung Heroes Changing Health Care Forever
Forbes, by Leah Binder, December 20, 2012

Hospital Incentives Help Babies Determine Own Birth Dates
Bloomberg, December 4, 2012

Aetna Urges Moms to Avoid Cesareans Births to Reduce Risk
Bloomberg, by Alex Nussbaum, July 13, 2012

Proposed Bill Aims to Legalize Midwives' Assistance to Women Opting for Home Birth
Times Daily, by Mary Sell, April 7, 2012

It Takes More Time to Deliver a Baby than in the 1960s, Study Finds
The Washington Times, by Cheryl Wetzstein, April 2, 2012

Hospitals Reducing Early Elective Deliveries
Nurse.com, February 5, 2012

Elective Early Birth Rate Reduced by Many Hospitals
Consumer Reports, by Kevin McCarthy, January 26, 2012

Campaign Seeks Help in Improving Maternity Care

Saint Louis Today, by Michele Munz, December 5, 2011

Pregnancy as a Preexisting Condition
The Philadelphia Inquirer, by Kanani E. Titchen, Esther K. Chung, and Thomas A. Klein, November 30, 2011

What It Costs to Have a Baby
WebMD, November 30, 2011

Birth Options Grow Scarce after C-Sections
Women's eNews, by Hana Askren, November 15, 2011

Real Midwives of D.C.

Washington City Paper, by Kathryn Masterson, November 11, 2011

Pa. Policies Spurn Motherhood Woes
The Delaware County Daily Times, Guest Columnist Rosemaire O'Malley Halt, October 17, 2011

Quell Elective, Early Deliveries with Reimbursement Changes
Managed Healthcare Executive, Joanne Sammer, October 1, 2011

Midwives' Popularity Rises Nationally
Toledo Blade, by Julie L. Mckinnon, August 22, 2011

Cesarean Birth Rates on the Rise in U.S.
KHAS-TV, by Rachel Lake, July 22, 2011

Role of Nurses Extends Beyond the Hospital Ward
The Washington Post, by Consumer Union of United States, Inc., May 30, 2011

Ten Midwives Inducted As Fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
Medical News Today, by the American-College of Nurse Midwives, May 30, 2011

Fetal Monitoring Mania
Common Ground, by Alan Cassels, April, 2011

Wellness, Cost-Cutting Main Themes at Health 2.0 Spring Event

California Healthline, by Lisa Zamosky, March 28, 2011

NYC's High Maternal Deaths Defy Usual Explanations

Women's eNews, by Rita Henley Jensen, March 17, 2011

Area Hospitals Work to Reduce Early Elective Induced Deliveries
Peoria Journal Star, by Catharine Schaidle, February 26, 2011
 
Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Widespread
American Medical News, by Kevin B. O'Reilly, February 7, 2011

Doctors Discourage Elective Early Deliveries of Babies

Chattanooga Times Free Press, by Emily Bregel, February 3, 2011

Rates of Early Elective Births 'Disturbing,' Says Watchdog Group

Health Leaders Media, by Cheryl Clark, January 28, 2011

Newborn Deliveries Are Scheduled Too Early, According to Hospital Watchdog Group
PR Newswire, by The Leapfrog Group, January 26, 2011

High Rates of Early Elective Delivery at Some U.S. Hospitals: Report
HealthDay Reporter, by Amanda Gardner, January 26, 2011

Site Compares Hospitals' Rates of Early Elective Deliveries
Elsevier Global Medical News, by Sherry Boschert

Congress Fails to Adopt Maternity Care Quality Act
The Lund Report, by Joanne Scharer, January 5, 2011
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