ACOG Finally Gets It!
I am beyond excited about the new statement released from ACOG. It is absolutely incredible. I CAN'T WAIT for this news to travel down to actual changes in care. I want to print out this statement and carry it in my doula bag. I want to give a copy to all of my childbirth education students. I want to shout the information from the rooftops!
There are so many great things to be happy about with this statement. Lamaze's Science and Sensibility Blog does a nice job summarizing the information. Some of my favorites include:
1) Published data indicate that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula.
2) Active Labor is now 6cm
3) Induction of labor can increase the risk of cesarean.
Send me a photo of you jumping for joy and I'll add it to the page. Let's show ACOG how happy we are!
Allison is jumping for joy in BC, Canada! (her bumper sticker says "if I'm speeding...she's 8cm")
Carrie is jumping for joy.
- Alice Turner