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Carol Sakala, Director of Childbirth Connection Programs

From the desk of ... Carol Sakala

A New Look (and Updated Content) for ChildbirthConnection.org

Co-author(s): Maureen Corry
September 1, 2016 | Health Care > Maternity

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a completely updated ChildbirthConnection.org – our online hub for evidence-based information on childbirth and maternity care. 

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Maureen Corry, Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs

From the desk of ... Maureen Corry

Good News for Women and Babies: New Toolkit Aims to Help Providers and Hospitals Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Number of Unnecessary Cesareans

May 18, 2016 | Health Care > Maternity

On the heels of last month’s Cesarean Awareness Month, there has been robust public discussion about how to reduce the high cesarean birth rate in the United States.

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Maureen Corry, Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs

From the desk of ... Maureen Corry

Getting to Zero: Sustained Efforts Needed to Eliminate Early Elective Births Among Medicaid Beneficiaries

December 15, 2014 | Health Care > Maternity

Early elective delivery (EED), defined as a delivery before 39 weeks of gestation without medical necessity, places women and babies at risk for harm, offers no benefits to either, and increases costs for taxpayers and for women and their families.

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Maureen Corry, Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs

From the desk of ... Maureen Corry

What Do Mothers Need? Quality Maternity Care

May 5, 2014 | Health Care > Maternity

As Mother’s Day approaches, we renew our commitment to improving the quality of maternity care so women can enjoy safe, satisfying pregnancies and births, and babies can have a healthy start in life. We ask you to join us.

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Maureen Corry, Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs

From the desk of ... Maureen Corry

Helping Pregnant Women Become Partners in Their Care

March 28, 2014 | Health Care | Health Care > Maternity

The quality of maternity care in our country needs improvement. While transforming the maternity care system will take time, there is progress to report.

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