Birth Center Outcomes

Few words needed from me. Read Tara Elrod's Blog at taraelrod.blogspot.com and find the full article at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmwh.12003/full This is a huge study in both it's numbers and for support of the benefits of the freestanding birthing center option. Always nice when good evidence based medicine supports what we all know to be true. The authors, 2 midwives and a physician from Yale University conclude: This study demonstrates the safety of the midwifery-led birth center model of collaborative care as well as continued low obstetric intervention rates, similar to previous studies of birth center care. These findings are particularly remarkable in an era characterized by increases in obstetric intervention and cesarean birth nationwide.