MedScape Medical News Troubling Gap in Hospitals' Obstetric Complication Rates

This article is about the need for feedback to hospitals about their rates of OB complications compared to others. What I took away from this article from it is absolute horror that US hospitals are doing so poorly.

CDC Report: Trends in Out-of-Hospital Births in the United States, 1990–2012

While I am generally not a trend setter, in one trend that I have been on the cutting edge is planned home birth in NY's Capital District. Here is the most recent Center of Disease Control report on the increase in out of hospital birth.

Baby Michael Jon III

A New LCM Baby, Michael Jon, III

Genetic tests for the unborn

An article in Medscape discusses the cutting edge of prenatal genetic tesing. Since fetal DNA is in the maternal blood stream during pregnancy, it is theoretically possible to test for various disorders in the unborm human. A maternal blood test for the presence of Down Syndrome in the fetus is currently available (MaterniT 21). It looks like more noninvasive genetic testing is on the horizon.

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC featured in CD Parent Pages

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC and K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM are featured in this article about home birth in NY Capital District. The article published in CD Parent Pages was written by journalist Dania Bianchi. For her research, she interviewed many woman beloved by LCM: Chrissie Morrison, Kendra Hennessey, Chrissie Hotaling, Dr Marla Eglowstein.

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC Nationally Recognized as Best Practice, 2011

Local Care Midwifery, PLLC is recognized by the American College of Nurse Midwifery (ACNM). We achieved Best Practice status in "The Core Four" for 2011.

CDC Report: Contraceptive Methods Women Have Ever Used: United States, 1982-2012

Most heterosexually active women use some form of birth control. This may not be news but this report from the CDC reviewing US contraceptive use for three decades is hot off the press.

Local Care Midwifery's 100th Baby

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM and Local Care Midwifery,PLLC welcome their 100th baby. Established in August 2009, Local Care Midwifery offers planned home birth services to families in NY's Capital District.

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