From the Field: Empowering women with information and support

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PROJECT TITLE

Empowering women with information and support

NAME OF ORGANIZATION, AGENCY, OR INSTITUTION

Community Birth Circle of Wayne County, OH

PRIMARY CONTACT NAME AND TITLE

Karla Carnahan, Co-Executive Director

PROJECT AIM AND GOALS

We want to change childbirth options in our area. Of the five local hospitals in our area only one will allow planned VBACs. Also, the c-section rate for first time moms with no complications during pregnancy is an average of 33% in our area. We want to change this! So we are reaching out to the pregnant and new moms in our area by hosting a monthly support group where we focus on the topic surrounding childbirth and the options that are actually available to them. We look to make a change one mom at a time and build a community of families that support each other and empower each other.

BLUEPRINT AREA(S) ADDRESSED

STRATEGIES USED

RESULTS

We have already connected families with providers that will offer them VBACs. We also helped a mom find a provider that would deliver a breech vaginally instead of c-section. We are very excited about our progress so far and we are excited to see what we can do in the future.

WEBSITE

www.communitybirthcircle.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Karla Carnahan, Co-Executive Director: karla@communitybirthcircle.com

 

Filed in Clinical controversies, Community education/outreach, Decision making and choice, Disparities, Shared decision making on Wed., Aug 10, 2011

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