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Who Should Deliver Your Baby? New Tool Helps Expectant Parents Choose Their Health Care Provider
Date:12/17/2009

It’s a common scenario. A pregnant woman, who has carefully examined her options for birth – capturing all her wishes and preferences in a birth plan – realizes that her healthcare provider is not accustomed to providing the kind of care she wants. Her birth plan does not match her provider’s practice style.

Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) December 17, 2009 -- It’s a common scenario. A pregnant woman, who has carefully examined her options for birth – capturing all her wishes and preferences in a birth plan – realizes that her healthcare provider is not accustomed to providing the kind of care she wants. Her birth plan does not match her provider’s practice style.

To help women avoid this frustrating situation, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), with funding from the A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc., has developed an interactive, online quiz, www.DeliverMyBaby.org, to help mothers-to-be take the first step toward choosing the best care provider that matches their needs.

A.C.N.M. Foundation Vice President Diana Jolles, CNM, MSN, explains, “There’s so much excitement when a woman is planning to become pregnant or realizes that she is pregnant. We wanted to create an opportunity for a woman to evaluate both her health status and her ideal conditions for birth so she can find a good match for her and her baby.”

DeliverMyBaby.org, asks women for general information about their health status, and helps them explore their preferences in maternity care. Each woman’s answers are then calculated to generate a recommended type of care provider to consider. Answers are not recorded and the qui
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