There are many ways providers and care settings can support physiologic birth to improve maternal and newborn outcomes. Some hospitals have already undertaken quality improvements, like eliminating early elective deliveries or routine separation of mothers and infants after birth, and want to build on these successes to make more improvements. Other hospitals may not have a strong culture of quality improvement in areas that relate to physiologic birth, and are searching for a place to start.
Change can be easier and results sustained longer when improvement teams change one set of processes at a time. To learn more about improvement cycles, visit A Framework for Quality Improvement.
Each area of this Menu of Change will give you the evidence-based information and improvement tools your team needs to make progress toward protecting, promoting, and supporting physiologic birth in your care setting.