Rebecca Cabral

Culturally Appropriate Childbirth Education

I was excited to present a workshop recently at the Evidence Based Birth Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. Along with my colleague, Jenny Cochran (Director of Embrace Refugee Birth Support in Clarkston, GA), I described the Healthy Moms curriculum we designed for pregnant refugees and immigrants. To address racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health, it …

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What is the Cascade of Obstetric Interventions?

When healthy, low risk women agree to obstetric interventions recommended by their doctors, it can set the stage for additional interventions, including cesarean surgery. Eugene Declercq, Ph.D, of, has analyzed the reasons for the rising culture of obstetric interventions in the U.S. The common reasons given for the nearly 33% cesarean rate in the …

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