Prevention of the 1st Cesarean Delivery
The rising cesarean delivery rate in the United States has been in the news. In 2014, ACOG and SMFM published a consensus document on the Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery. The plan is to facilitate dissemination of this information throughout the state and to support implementation of the recommendations. Baseline data on Nebraska nullipara cesarean rates are being collected.
Spong CY, Berghella V, Wenstrom KD, Mercer BM, Saade GR. Preventing the first cesarean delivery: summary of a joint Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Workshop. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Nov;120(5):1181-93.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (College); Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Caughey AB, Cahill AG, Guise JM, Rouse DJ. Safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Mar;210(3):179-93
Jaundice is a fairly common newborn condition that can result in devastating kernicterus. Evidence-based practices provide guidance in identification of newborns at risk and their appropriate management. Data collected in January 2018 shows progress in state-wide adoption of these practices.
Bhutani et al. 2013
Did you know Nebraska ranked 50th out of 53 states and territories in the 2016 United States Breastfeeding Report Card released by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)? This ranking is based on the 2015 Maternity Practices in Infants Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey conducted by the CDC biennially to assess evidence-based hospital practices that support and encourage breastfeeding. Work has been done over the past 2 years to increase the use of evidence-based practices supporting breastfeeding at all birthing hospitals. Nebraska is looking forward to demonstrating improvement on the 2018 mPINC survey.
Prevention of CMV
In Nebraska, there are approximately 156 CMV infected newborns born every year. Unsuspecting pregnant women may contract CMV and pass it on to their developing baby in-utero. Some of these newborns will have hearing loss as a result of the CMV infection. Public education programs have been effective in reducing the transmission of CMV to pregnant women. Social media is being utilized to education childvbearing women in Nebraska about this disease and hygienic measures to prevent CMV transmission.
Count the Kicks
Kick counts are a simple way for mothers to identify if their unborn baby is healthy. The Count the Kicks campaign, which originated in Iowa, strives to education pregnant women and provides tools to assist them with kick counts. Kick counts are an easy way to prevent stillborn babies. Nebraska hospitals and providers may order free brochures to share the campaign with their patients. Order your brochures today. In addition, social media is being utilized to reach childbearing women in Nebraska.
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