Update from the DOR
New Funds For MANAstats Research
Three important new research questions will be examined thanks to a $100,000 Health Resources and Service Information (HRSA) grant awarded to Marit Bovbjerg, PhD, MS and Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM.
MANAstats data will be combined with the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) Perinatal Data Registry (PDR) to create the largest available set of records on physiologic birth in the US.
The project will explore the impact of midwifery care on women of size and on older than average women as well as creating a predictive model to help us better understand when intrapartum transfer is more likely.
"The model is intended to become a tool for midwives and families as they look together at the variables that may impact transfer," said Cheyney. "For example, based on these outcomes, some families may choose to have a closer relationship with a physician because the likelihood of transfer is greater than average."