Source: Barber EL, Lundsberg LS, Belanger K, Pettker CM, Funai EF, Illuzzi JL. Indications contributing to the increasing cesarean delivery rate. Obstet Gynecol 2011; 118:29-38.

Source: Barber EL, Lundsberg LS, Belanger K, Pettker CM, Funai EF, Illuzzi JL. Indications contributing to the increasing cesarean delivery rate. Obstet Gynecol 2011; 118:29-38.

OBI 2019 Strategy to Reduce Primary Cesarean Delivery

The community of OBI hospitals will focus on the management of latent labor and arrest disorders for women at low risk for cesarean delivery as our strategy to safely reduce the primary cesarean delivery rate in 2019.

OBI’s strategy supports the implementation of one of two evidence-based options:

Option A: “The OBI Checklist”

Emphasizes timing of admission, shared decision making, and support in labor; and

Option B: “the OBI Promoting Spontaneous Progress in Labor Bundle”

Focuses on implementing approaches that support spontaneous progress of labor during the first stage of labor.

This first year of participation in OBI is about patient and provider education, as well as systems and relationship building.