“Having our Babies” – Collaborating to Reduce Preterm Births – Part 2

Ohio Better Birth OutcomesOhio perinatal outcomes are not good. The March of Dimes has given Ohio an “F” for our poor performance at reducing the prematurity rate in our state. In part one of this podcast, I introduced the Ohio Better Birth Outcomes (OBBO) initiative. This community-wide collaboration is how Central Ohio is addressing the problem of prematurity in Franklin County. OBBO has 4 components. In part one, I discussed the Central Ohio Scheduled Birth Initiative (COSBI) with Dr. Jay Iams, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at The Ohio State University. In part two, I interview Dr. Phil Scribano, Dr. Jack Stevens and Dr. Jay Iams regarding the other OBBO components: the Nurse-Family Partnership, Safe Spacing, and the 17-P project (17-hydroxyprogesterone).

View March of Dimes Perinatal Statistics
View the 2009 Ohio Better Birth Outcomes (OBBO) Annual Report

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