Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers: Demonstration of a Durable Model. Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM Cara Osborne, SD, CNM Jessica Illuzzi , MD, MS. Study Design. Objective : D escribe current outcomes for birth centers in the U.S.
Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM
Cara Osborne, SD, CNM
Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS
Objective: Describe current outcomes for birth centers in the U.S.
Design: Prospective, cohort study of births in midwifery-led 79 birth centers from 2007-2010.
Sample: 22,403 women planning to give birth in birth center when registering for prenatal care
Data Collection: AABC Uniform Data Set™
Eligibility criteria to give birth in birth center:
(0.6% were emergency)
In over 2 decades of increasing intervention in childbirth nationally with no improvement in outcomes…..
Birth center outcomes have remained remarkably consistent