A Woman’s Perspective: Working to Reduce Unnecessary C-Sections

A Woman’s Perspective: Working to Reduce Unnecessary C-Sections

“When a woman intends to have a vaginal birth, we can’t take that lightly. Insofar as it continues to be a safe option, we need to do whatever we can to protect her wishes.”

Those are the words of Holly Smith, the lead editor of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative’s latest toolkit, focused on supporting vaginal birth and reducing unnecessary cesarean births among first-time mothers in California.

Since its founding at Stanford University in 2006, the mission of the CMQCC has been to “end preventable morbidity, mortality, and racial disparities in California maternity care.” Today, it’s driving improvement in maternal and infant outcomes that impact pregnant women and women who might want to get pregnant.

The new toolkit for healthcare providers is particularly important because cesarean births are all too common today — and although occasionally needed, do not represent better maternal or fetal outcomes.

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