Commentary: Rural birthing centers would fill a real need Commentary: Rural birthing centers would fill a real need
Pregnant women in rural Georgia can have difficulty finding a hospital close to home that offers birthing services. But there’s another solution, say Emory... Commentary: Rural birthing centers would fill a real need

Pregnant women in rural Georgia can have difficulty finding a hospital close to home that offers birthing services.

But there’s another solution, say Emory University nursing faculty members.

A micro-hospital that has an “along-side’’ birth centers can provide maternity services to rural families – and save Medicaid money, write Helen Baker, Priscilla Hall and Jennifer Vanderlaan in a new GHN Commentary.

‘’Along-side birth centers can help address the current lack of maternity care in rural areas, because unlike hospital labor and delivery units, these centers include space for care for women through pregnancy and beyond,’’ they write.

Here’s a link to their Commentary


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