I just received an e-news post from Childbirth Connection. Among other items of interest, it announces a useful new document:
"Know your facts when you discuss maternity care in the US. We have compiled a brief, new resource document called 'United States Maternity Care Facts and Figures.' It details current statistics including the number of births, proportion of hospital care that is devoted to the care of pregnant women and babies, maternity outcomes such as preterm birth and low birthweight rates, as well as statistics about paying for maternity care."
You can find that document here.
The e-news included information about some recent maternity care research, as well as several other useful links.
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