Friday, December 16, 2011

Transforming Maternity Care

In case you haven't seen this great video, Maternity Care with a Heart, I encourage you to check it out.

Childbirth Connection does great work in their campaign to Transform Maternity Care.


Maternity Care With a Heart from Childbirth Connection on Vimeo.



Why does maternity care need to be transformed? 

We pay more for maternity care than any other country, but have higher rates of maternal death, newborn death, and low birth weight than dozens of other nations. We invest too much in overusing high-tech care with no proven benefit and fail to invest in preventive care, or in strategies to address troubling disparities in access and outcomes. Described in 1989 as "the perinatal paradox: doing more and accomplishing less," the crisis in maternity care has fundamentally worsened in the time since. 
All women and babies deserve maternity care that is woman-centered, safe, effective, timely, efficient, and equitable. Childbirth Connection is working towards this goal.
To donate to this movement in the season of giving, or donate in someone else's name, go here. All donations will be doubled until December 20th!  
Join the Transformation is a campaign for Childbirth Connection. Through the Transforming Maternity Care Partnership, Childbirth Connection works to improve maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. We work with all stakeholders to foster implementation of the landmark "Blueprint for Action," and continue to develop high-quality, evidence-based information for women and maternity care professionals. We're deeply engaged in work to identify and endorse new maternity care quality measures and to develop and test new resources for shared decision making. We're also working at the state and national levels to influence policy, and partnering with employers, payers, and health systems to develop new ways of delivering maternity care that foster quality and value. Finally, we're identifying the people and systems making progress on maternity care quality improvement, and helping to spread the word about these models so others can learn from them.

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