MANA Division of Research:
VBAC, ICM Standards Papers To Watch For
Your MANA Stats in action! Watch for an upcoming paper that reports outcomes from the data you submit to MANA Stats, one of the largest data sets on physiologic birth in the United States.
A paper on outcomes of home and birth center VBACs has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. In the largest ever look at out-of-hospital VBACs, authors Kim Cox, PhD, Marit Bovbjerg, PhD, Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, and Lawrence Leeman, MD ask key questions about success, repeat section, and transfer rates.
In addition, get answers to key questions about how training of certified professional midwives match ICM guidelines in an upcoming paper in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. This paper, authored by Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, Christine Olsen, PhD, Marit Bovbjerg, PhD, Courtney Everson, PhD, Ida Darragh, CPM and Brynne Potter is expected to run in the fall.
Watch here for publication dates of both articles.