NEW Research Based on MANAstats Examines Impacts of Risk Factors on Outcomes in Community Birth
Community birth (planned home and birth center births) has been demonstrated to be a safe option for low-risk women. New research recently published in the journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, entitled Perspectives on risk: Assessment of risk profiles and outcomes among women planning community birth in the United States and authored by Marit L. Bovbjerg PhD MS, Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM, Jennifer Brown LM, Kim J. Cox PhD, CNM, and Lawrence Leeman MD, MPH asks the question "safe for whom?"
This research is the first ever look at the relative risks of community birth and based on the largest available dataset in the US on physiologic birth, thanks to YOU, the MANA community and MANAstats participants.
MANA will be sharing the findings of this research through briefings, social media content, webinars, policy papers, and more. Up first: Jeanette McCulloch interviewed one of the article’s researchers, Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM, to help practitioners and policy makers interpret the findings in this post on the MANA blog. Please share widely, and watch here for other opportunities to learn and share more.