THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Expectant moms looking for to decrease their danger of a cesarean supply may need to think about getting a midwife concerned, a brand new research suggests.
“More midwife-attended births may correlate with fewer obstetric procedures, which could lower costs without lowering the quality of care,” wrote research co-authors Laura Attanasio, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Katy Kozhimannil of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
The research findings are based mostly on 126 hospitals in New York state.
About 25 % of these hospitals had no midwives. About half had midwives, however they attended lower than 15 % of births. At 7 % of the hospitals, nevertheless, midwives attended greater than 4 out of 10 births, in accordance with the research.
In 2014, when the analysis was carried out, midwives have been current at solely 9 % of U.S. births, the researchers famous. In different western nations — comparable to Australia, France and the United Kingdom — midwives attend two-thirds of births.
“This research is contributing to a physique of analysis which exhibits that good outcomes for women at low danger in childbirth go hand-in-hand with decrease use of medical procedures,” Attanasio stated in a information launch from the schools.
The researchers stated higher consideration is being paid to overuse of cesarean and different procedures that will not end in higher outcomes for moms and babies.
Kozhimannil added, “From a coverage perspective, this research ought to encourage legislators and regulators to think about efforts to securely broaden entry to midwifery look after low-risk pregnancies.”
The findings have been revealed Nov. 16 within the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.
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SOURCE: University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Minnesota School of Public Health, joint information launch, Nov. 16, 2017
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