HealthAl­liance aims to re­duce C-sec­tions

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

KINGSTON >> HealthAl­liance Hos­pi­tal has been ac­cepted into the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Nurse-Mid­wives’ “Re­duc­ing Pri­mary Ce­sare­ans Project,” to im­prove the health of moth­ers and ba­bies by re­duc­ing the in­ci­dence of first C-sec­tions in low-risk women who have never given birth.

The project is part of the Healthy Birth Ini­tia­tive, which pro­motes prac­tices that sup­port healthy births based on a preg­nant woman’s own phys­i­ol­ogy. It en­cour­ages a con­sis­tent ap­proach to birth prac­tices, and fo­cuses on re­duc­ing prac­tices that are not ev­i­dence-based.

Un­der the project, ma­ter­nity health pro­fes­sion­als and health sys­tems agree to take ac­tion steps called “bun­dles” to bring about a change aimed at re­duc­ing first-time C-sec­tions. HealthAl­liance will im­ple­ment at least one of three bun­dles, based on an anal­y­sis of the ma­jor rea­sons low-risk women at the hos­pi­tal have first Csec­tions.

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