Andrea Lythgoe

Andrea has been a childbirth educator and doula for over 20 years, and really enjoys helping other birth professionals learn to better understand the research.

Listening to Mothers

Is it geeky that I get excited about things like the new Listening to Mothers III survey? Childbirth Connection released 2 previous versions of the survey in 2002 and 2006 and I found both of them very interesting. The third survey was released this morning, and I’ve been perusing it this morning over breakfast, and …

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The Millbank Report

Milbank Report The newly released Milbank report addresses problems and issues with childbirth-related health care and makes recommendations for improvement. The link above goes to the full report. You can read more at the links below: Childbirth Connection Summary Press Release

Issue Brief on CPMs

Issue Brief on Certified Professional Midwives Information about Certified Professional Midwives: their qualifications, philosophy and scope of practice; the best available evidence regarding the safety and quality of their care; and a brief exploration of how increased utilization of their services will address America’s health care needs. A joint publication of NARM, MANA, MEAC, and …

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