Thursday, April 05, 2012

Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach

Amy Romano
Amy Romano and Henci Goer are two names in the childbirth community that can be trusted for deciphering research and making it usable.  They have been busy...very busy.

Their latest project, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach, a book due to be released in late May or early June doesn't disappoint.  While I am only half-way done with the advanced review copy, it is clear that Romano and Goer have their fingers on the pulse of evidence based information and a continuing dedication to helping birth professionals not only understand this information, but also how statistics can be spun for a certain outcome.  They also point out how often times the evidence is ignored for a myriad of other reasons.

Henci Goer
Romano said, "We wrote it for birth professionals and advocates to analyze the evidence basis for physiologic care and explore what is driving medical management in spite of evidence."  With chapter such as "The Cesarean Epidemic", "Optimal Care for Initiating Labor", and "Optimal Practice for a Maternity Care System", present an unbiased review of the literature...the medical literature and clearly identify the obstacles to change in our system.

Romano and Goer have truly given us a gift in Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach : a comprehensive, evidence-based blueprint for action.  Generally speaking, this essential book examines the gap in maternity care between evidence-based optimal care and current best practice given by many maternity care practitioners.  But that is just the tip of the iceberg!

I want to personally urge you to pre-order this book and join in the dynamic discussion.  

It will renew and revitalize you and your birth work.  I guarantee.  

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