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Birth Center Advocacy
If you’ve seen a Babymoon Inn staff member lately, you’ve probably noticed a shirt that reads, “Evidence-based care with a hug. #birthcenters.” As an accredited birth center, we have a long history of providing holistic and personalized care, but also care that is driven by evidence and what research has shown to lead to the...
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The Babymoon Bulletin

Posted by Babymoon Inn on Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I recently sat down with Stina Sieg to discuss why the struggle birth centers face in getting AHCCCS coverage for our services.  Ms. Sieg also interviewed AHCCCS spokesperson Heidi Capriotti.  According to AHCCCS: “We haven’t heard directly from members that that’s their preference,” said AHCCCS spokesperson Heidi Capriotti. Capriotti explained that if you’re a mom-to-be...
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When I first experienced the birth center model of care as a client, I was so focused on the excellent prenatal care and different model for birth that I did not realize “birth center” encompasses so much more.  As we explored the model of care in our start-up phase looking at other birth centers, the...
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A fascinating case study and exploration of the WHY behind the delay in evidence to implementation in health care.  Although the article does not address maternal health care, the philosophy is clear – does this sound familiar? David Epstein/ProPublica writes: “Most of my colleagues,” Christoforetti says, “will say: ‘Look, save yourself the headache, just do...
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Photo Credit: Post and Courier, Grace Beahm
Photo Credit: Post and Courier, Grace Beahm The Charleston Birth Place is an accredited birth center in South Caroline, owned and operated by Certified Nurse Midwife and former AABC President,  Lesley Rathbun.  Ms. Rathbun fears impending legislative process will greatly impact her ability to provide safe and appropriate clinical care.  The new regulations would require a...
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What’s happened to your health insurance premiums in 2017? Are you paying more for less? Many of our clients seem to be facing this worst-of-both-worlds scenario.  Would a direct pay, or cash only system provide some relief? TIME spotlights a surgery center in Oklahoma where the entire facility is cash only.  They explain: Sometimes called...
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Weekly vaginal checks starting at 36 weeks?  Frequent vaginal checks in labor?  Does this policy give your provider important clinical information – or is this an obstetric ritual that exists simply because it hasn’t been questioned? Vaginal checks in labor can be uncomfortable and intrusive.  Amy Wright Glenn wrote a two-part series Dear OB: It’s...
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Almost from the minute you announce a pregnancy, well-meaning friends and family will start to ask questions and give you their input.  Strangers feel free to comment on the size of your bump, will tell you stories and share their opinions with you freely.  When you have chosen an out-of-hospital setting, it can be difficult...
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