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How to change hospital culture when it comes to giving birth

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How to change hospital culture when it comes to giving birth

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Danielle Venton is is a reporter, writer, radio producer covering science, health and the environment and reported this story as a 2015 California Health Journalism Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

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Marin General Hospital has found a formula for reducing C-sections

Edwina Brown holds her newborn daughter. Brown recently moved from the United Kingdom, where it's common for expectant mothers to see midwives. Credit: KRCB
KRCB North Bay Public Media
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Marin General Hospital successfully lowered its caesarian section rates by employing nurse midwives. As KRCB’s Danielle Venton reports, duplicating those results around the state is going to require some creative thinking. 

A soon-to-launch state-wide effort from the California HealthCare Foundation is aimed at changing hospital practices around giving birth, may provide some of those answers. 

[This story was originally published by KRCB North Bay Public Media].