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Childbirth Education Classes

Approach: Support the delivery of a community-based childbirth education class series

NPM: 2 - Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Patient/Consumer

Elective Induction Policy

Approach: Support the development of an elective induction policy

NPM: 2 - Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Birthing Hospitals

Multicomponent: Active Management of Labor + Chart Audit and Feedback + State/National Guidelines

Approach: Support providers in active management of labor using oxytocin infusion + support the development of an elective induction policy + develop state goal for low-risk cesarean section rate

NPM: 2 - Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Provider + hospital + state/national

Multicomponent: Active Management of Labor + Use of State/National Guidelines

Approach: Support providers in active management of labor using oxytocin infusion + develop state goal for low-risk cesarean section rate

NPM: 2 - Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Provider + state/national

Multicomponent: Chart Audit and Feedback + State/National Guidelines

Approach: Support the development of an elective induction policy + develop state goal for low-risk cesarean section rate

NPM: 2 - Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Hospital + state/national

Multicomponent: Childbirth Education Classes + Active Management of Labor

Approach: Support the development of a statewide community-based childbirth education program + support providers in active management of labor using oxytocin infusion

NPM: 2 - Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Patient/Provider

Programs to Promote Active Management of Labor

Approach: Promote the initiation by providers of oxytocin infusion when cervical dilation is less than 1 cm per hour during active labor

NPM: 2 - Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery

Evidence: Mixed Evidence

Target Audience: Providers

Supportive Care from Lay Doulas

Approach: Implement a statewide community-based doula program which contracts to local hospitals

NPM: 2 - Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery

Evidence: Emerging

Target Audience: Providers, including trained labor support

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.