Evidence-Based Maternity Care/Evidence-Based Health Care Resources
Childbirth Connection's Resources Relating to Evidence-Based Maternity Care/Evidence-Based Health Care
Childbirth Connection provides in-depth coverage of maternity care that is consistent with results from the best available research. We give you tools to understand and seek such care. We use principles for evidence-based maternity care when developing our website content.
Evidence-Based Maternity Care: provides an overview of what we mean by "evidence-based maternity care" and why it is important
Informed Decision Making, Informed Consent or Refusal: explains what it means to make informed decisions and offers information to guide you through your decision-making process
Evidence-Based Maternity Care Directory: this and other resources in our Health Professionals area include many items that could be of interest to pregnant women
Other Resources Relating to Evidence-Based Maternity Care/Evidence-Based Health Care
Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE): CUE is a pioneering effort to improve consumers' ability to engage in and demand high quality health care. Childbirth Connection and other member organizations work in partnership with the US Cochrane Center and other scientists to strengthen the voice of consumers and provide leadership in health care research.
Making sense of research and evidence: An interactive online course: developed by the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, these tools are available for all health care consumers, to help improve familiarity with the Cochrane Collaboration, systematic reviews, and opportunities for consumer involvement.
Most recent page update: 11/27/2012
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Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association. Our mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.
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Listening to MothersSM III is the third national survey exploring women’s experiences in pregnancy and childbirth. Commissioned by Childbirth Connection, conducted by Harris Interactive, and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the survey polled 2,400 women who gave birth in U.S. hospitals from 2011 to 2012. Results show that medically intensive experiences are typical, and evidence-based practices are underutilized. Childbearing women need better support and knowledge to navigate their maternity care.
Access the full report and supplementary materials
New Report: Maternity Care and Liability
Go to report and supporting materials
New Report: The Cost of Having a Baby in the United States
Go to report and supporting materials
New Cesarean Resources:
Go to Best Evidence Report
Go to web pages and booklet for women
For 95 years, Childbirth Connection has been dedicated to improving the quality and value of maternity care for all women and their families. Learn more about our rich history through our interactive timeline and give $95 for 95 in honor of our 95th birthday.
Childbirth Connection works to ensure that all women and babies get the best possible maternity care. We have the collective vision and we know how to get there, but we can't do it alone. Join the transformation today.
The Transforming Maternity Care website focuses on maternity care system improvements designed to engage diverse stakeholders in quality improvement efforts. The site offers full access to the landmark reports 2020 Vision and Blueprint for Action, features a Blog, and other resources such as an Action Center, a database of quality improvement projects, an interactive data center, and many more tools for advocates and stakeholders.