Friday, February 1, 2013

YAY! Birth Centers!

Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers: Demonstration of a Durable Model Stapleton 2013 Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health Wiley Online Library

This is the new "Birth Center Study".  It clearly proves (yet again) that the midwifery lead birth center model of care is fantastic!  This model of care increases good outcomes and decreases costs all in one smooth package!  Additionally, "my" birth center was one of the participating centers in the study.


  1. This study is SO exciting! And how cool that you are at one of the participating birth centers. I feel like because its so well done it will be very difficult for all the naysayers out there to criticize. Is it just me, or does it feel like midwifery is becoming more mainstream?

  2. Danielle,
    Yes it is so exciting to have this great study! It is extremely well done and comprehensive. I am sure that there will be some push back, but it is hard to argue with the numbers in the study.

  3. I love reading this blog, I feel like every time I read one of your entries I feel an inward calling to become a midwife. Thank You for sharing your experiences and stories, I really appreciate it!

  4. Bean + Rocco, you're welcome!