HealthAlliance aims to reduce C-sections
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.