Published Resources & Toolkits

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SAFE REDUCTION OF PRIMARY CESAREAN BIRTHS BUNDLE

· Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans and Implementation Guide. CMQCC 2016.                                                                                                                                · Introduction to the Toolkit to support vaginal birth and reduce primary cesareans. Presented by Elliott Main and David Lagrew. CMQCC Webinar 2018.                                                                · Statewide Initiative to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans. CMQCC Slides 2016.                                                                                                                                                · Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth (+AIM). Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care.                                                                                                                                                    · Safe reduction of primary cesarean births: supporting intended vaginal births. Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care (2015). Slide Set.                                                                            · Safe reduction of primary cesarean births: supporting intended vaginal births. Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care (2015). Audio Recording.


SUPPORT INTENDED VAGINAL BIRTH/ PHYSIOLOGIC BIRTH

·  Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans and Implementation Guide. CMQCC 2016.                                                                                                                          · Statewide Initiative to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans Presented by Elliott Main and Anne Castles CMQCC Webinar 2016.                                                                          · Statewide Initiative to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans. CMQCC Slides 2016.                                                                                                                                                · What is Physiologic Birth? Birthtools.org                                                                                        · Reducing Primary Cesareans. Birthtools.org.                                                                            · Supporting Healthy and Normal Physiologic Childbirth: A Consensus Statement by ACNM, MANA, and NAPCM, 2012.                                                                                                             ·  Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina, SIVB: Supporting Intended Vaginal Birth, or "Support for Birth". Retrieved from: http://pqcnc.org/initiatives/sivb                                              · Good News for Women and Babies: New Toolkit Aims to Help Providers and Hospitals Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Number of Unnecessary Cesareans. Maureen Corry, 2016. National Partnership for Women and Families.                                                                               · Physiologic Birth versus Cesarean Section. National Partnership for Women and Families (2015).                                                                                                                              · Leadership and cesarean section reduction. CMQCC slide.


LABOR PRACTICES 

a.   LATENT LABOR                                                                                                              ·         ·  Latent Labor Management. Presented by Beth Stephens-Hennessy CMQCC Webinar 2017.        · Latent Labor Management. CMQCC Slide Set 2017.                                                                    · The choice of progestogen for the prevention of preterm birth in women with singleton pregnancy and prior preterm birth. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Publications Committee (2017), B11-B13                                                                                                                          · SMFM Preterm Birth Toolkit. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine.                                        · Medically indicated late-preterm and early-term deliveries. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2013) 560.                                                                                                  · Progesterone and preterm birth prevention: translating clinical trials data into clinical practice. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Publications Committee, Vincenzo Berghella (2012): 206(5): 376-386.                                                                                                                                            · Timing of indicated late-preterm and early-term birth. Catherine Spong, Brian Mercer, Mary D’Alton, Sarah Kilpatrick, Sean Blackwell, George Saade. Obstetrics & Gynecology (2011). 118(2): 323-333                                                                                                                                            · Preterm Birth: The Clinical Problem Epidemiology and Outcomes. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Brian Mercer.                                                                                                                       · CMQCC My Birth Matters campaign: Tips for a Healthy Birth: 5 ways to reduce your risk    of a C-section                                                                                                                                    · Latent Labor Management. Presented by Beth Stephens-Hennessy CMQCC Webinar 2017.          · Latent Labor Management. CMQCC Slide Set 2017.       

b.  INDUCTION OF LABOR                                                                                                          · Induction of Labor Beyond the ARRIVE Trial. Presented by Elliott Main and David Lagrewl. CMQCC Webinar 2017.                                                                                                            · Induction of Labor Beyond the ARRIVE Trial. CMQCC Slide Set 2017.                                  · Induction of Labor Webinar: Risk, Benefits, and Techniques for Increasing Success. Presented by Elliott Main and David Lagrewl. CMQCC Webinar 2017.                                                              · Induction of Labor Webinar: Risk, Benefits, and Techniques for Increasing Success. CMQCC Slide Set 2017.                                                                                                                                    · Induction of Labor. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 2017. 62(4): 509-510.                  · Inducing labor: A way to avoid a cesarean? Toni Golen, Harvard Medical School (2018).

c.  INTERMITTENT FETAL HEART RATE (FHR) MONITORING OR AUSCULTATION · Intermittent Fetal Monitoring: A strategy for Reducing Primary Cesareans. Presented by Holly Smith CMQCC Webinar 2017.                                                                                        · Intermittent Fetal Monitoring: A strategy for Reducing Primary Cesareans CMQCC Slide Set 2017.                                                                                                                                    · Intermittent auscultation for intrapartum fetal heart rate surveillance. American College of Nurse-Midwives, CMQCC (2017).                                                                                                                · Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring in Labor. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 2014. 59(6).      · Assessment of Fetal Well-Being. Birthtools.org                                                                                · Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labor. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.

d.  LABOR SUPPORT                                                                                                                      · Coping with Labor. Birthtools.org                                                                                    · Promoting Comfort in Labor. Birthtools.org     

 e.   DOULAS                                                                                                                                          · What is a doula? Mt. Diablo Doula Community 2016.                                                                ·  Doulas: Including doula practice in hospital care webinar recording. Presented by                              Michelle Nizza and Ana Paula Markel. CMQCC 2017.                                                                  · What to Ask… A Doula Who May Provide Continuous Labor Support. Childbirth Connection, 2016.


PROVIDER EDUCATION   

· California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative toolkit for providers                                            ·   CMQCC Introduction to the Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Cesarean Sections Educational Slide Set, 12/7/16                                                                                                          · How to Communicate with Mothers About C-Sections, The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)


CESAREAN DELIVERY UTILIZATION REVIEW

· Readiness Assessment to support vaginal birth and reduce primary cesareans, CMQCC.                · Severe Maternal Morbidity Review (+AIM). Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care, short and long forms.


PATIENT EDUCATION- Labor & Birth

· Created in partnership with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and Consumer Reports, the My Birth Matters campaign is part of a broader statewide effort to lower rates of low-risk, first-birth c-sections in California hospitals.                                                                        1.       Talk to Your Doctor                                                                                                                  2.       C-Sections and Vaginal Birth: What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About                          Cesarean Birth reviews the benefits and risks of both a C-section and a vaginal birth.                3.       New Mom Explains C-Sections                                                                                                  4.       Choose Your Care Providers                                                                                                      5.       Choose Your Hospital

· Healthy Birth 101. Our Moment of Truth, 2016.·   Am I in Labor? Our Moment of Truth, 2016.  · How to Tell When Labor Begins. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.            · Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2016.                                                                                                                                                · Focus on Physiologic Birth toolbox. Birthtools.org                                                                        · Labor Induction. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2017.                        · New Professional Recommendations to Limit Labor and Birth Interventions: What Pregnant Women Need to Know. Childbirth Connection 2017.                                                                        · Managing the Discomfort of Labor and Birth. Pour Moment of Truth, 2016.                                · Promoting Skin-to-Skin Contact. Our Moment of Truth, 2017.                                                      · Birth Options after Having a Cesarean. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (2016).


QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

· California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative developed a toolkit for providers, and is running a statewide quality improvement initiative for implementation in California hospitals.                        · Slide Set for Professional Education. CMQCC Slide Set 2016.                                                        · Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans and Implementation Guide. CMQCC 2016.                                                                                                                                  · Main EK, Morton CH, Melsop KA, Hopkins D, Giuliani G, Gould JB. “Creating a Public Agenda for Maternity Safety and Quality in Cesarean Delivery.” Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012; 120(5):1194-8.                                                                                                                                     · What is High Quality Maternity Care? Birthtools.org                                                               · Quality Patient Care in Labor and Delivery: A Call to Action. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, 2011.                                                                                                                   · Implementing Quality Improvement Projects Toolkit. Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care. V1 2016.                                                                                                                      · The Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act: Improving Maternity Care for Women and Families. National Partnership for Women and Families (2015).                                                                        · Measuring Obstetric Quality and Safety. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Christian Pettker.