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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
- Clinical controversies (home birth, VBAC, vaginal breech and twin birth, elective induction, cesarean without indication)
- Decision making and consumer choice
- Disparities in access and outcomes
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Karla Carnahan, Co-Executive Director: email@example.com