This month we are finally, at long last, beginning our dream study. We are actually starting a randomized control trial of the impact of CenteringPregnancy on racial disparities in preterm birth here at our site in Greenville. We have wanted to do this for years, ever since our data started showing significant decreases in preterm birth,… » Read more.
I had the privilege of going to the City Match Annual Maternal-Child Health Leadership Conference this week in Savannah, GA. For years now I have heard awesome things about City Match conferences – when I worked in a public health department in NC, I would see my colleagues come back from them all jazzed up… » Read more.
What I do every day is try to prevent premature births in our patient population here. And you cannot do that without dealing with race in our society. So, buckle your seatbelts, I’m fearfully treading into this touchy but very important subject. Racial disparities in premature births have persisted in America for decades, despite our… » Read more.
Good heavens, where has the time gone? November whizzed by like one of them super-fast Acela trains I saw up in Washington DC while I was there for Thanksgiving. Yes, I got to go to a big Capital city for the holidays and say the things that us small-town people say in the big cities:… » Read more.
We have published again! It’s an article about our 4th year elective course for medical students here in Greenville (as part of the USC School of Medicine). In this course, medical students come to every single Centering session of a single group, and are on-call for their group’s deliveries. Some of the things we hear… » Read more.
Whew. No more of that sad stuff. Let’s talk about fun thinks like getting AWARDS! We got an AWARD! The South Carolina Perinatal Association gave us the Piedmont Regional Perinatal Award for 2012 at their statewide meeting last month. It is in recognition of all the extra efforts everyone at the OB-GYN Center has put… » Read more.
May 11, 2012 Dr Cara Thompson Cara Thompson, a resident physician in OB-GYN here at Greenville Hospital System, made a fantastic presentation at the Easley Research Symposium today. She has attended two separate Centering groups throughout their pregnancies, so she knows Centering very well. She presented a study about how much money CenteringPregnancy saves the… » Read more.
May 7, 2012 We are so thrilled: http://www.ajog.org/article/S0002-9378(12)00131-7/fulltext Our article about preterm births in our Centering program has been published as an “Editors’ Choice” article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It shows that women in CenteringPregnancy have 38% fewer premature babies than comparable women in traditional prenatal care (comparable meaning low-risk, Medicaid-funded,… » Read more.