6/11/13 - National survey finds moms face many physical and emotional challenges after birth; many have concerns about injury from medical errors while in the hospital for birth
5/19/13 - National survey of new mothers reveals concerns about overuse of maternity care practices and women’s readiness to make informed decisions
3/4/13 - Women's Health Leaders Laud 'Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act' as Badly Needed Legislation to Improve Maternal and Infant Health in the U.S.
1/9/13 - Maternity Care and Liability: Many Solutions Could Alleviate Persistent Problems
1/7/13 - Better Maternity Care Could Save $5 Billion Annually
12/12/12 - Report Clarifies Consequences of Unnecessary C-section
12/15/11 - National Maternity Care Quality Improvement Group, Childbirth Connection, Endorses the Quality Care For Moms and Babies Act
4/5/11 - Maternal Health Organizations Announce New Coalition to Improve Quality
4/4/11 - Childbirth Connection Launches New Website for Transforming Maternity Care
2/16/11 - Continuous Labor Support Reduces Risk of Cesarean Section and Other Adverse Outcomes in Women and Newborns
1/28/10 - Landmark Reports for Revamping U.S. Maternity Care System Point to Rapid Gains in Quality and Value That Are Within Reach
8/17/09 - Childbirth Connection Endorses H.R. 3200, Bill Will Dramatically Improve Health of Women and Babies
5/18/09 - Maternity Care, A Major Segment of Health Industry, Must Be Overhauled for Health Care Reform to Succeed
4/27/09 - Study: Many Labor Inductions are Unnecessary: Widespread Use of Induction Potentially Harmful to Woman and Baby
3/31/09 - Childbirth Connection to Present Inaugural Maternity Quality Matters Award to Seton Family of Hospitals
10/8/08 - Report Reveals Serious Problems in Maternity Care Quality and Value
8/5/08 - New Mothers Speak Out Report Paints a Troubling Picture of American Women in Postpartum Period
3/20/06 - New National Survey Results from Mothers Refute Belief the Women are Requesting Cesarean Sections Without Medical Reason
4/14/04 - Cesarean Section Compared to Vaginal Birth Is Associated with Significant Risks for a Woman and Her Baby's Short- and Long-Term Physical and Emotional Health
9/8/03 - Continuous Labor Support Offers Big Benefits to Mothers & Babies, Has No Known Downsides
5/16/02 - Labor Pain Affects 4 Million US Women Annually, Yet Controversy and Incomplete Knowledge about Methods to Relieve it Still Exist
Most recent page update: 6/12/2013
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