John George of the Philadelphia Business Journal launched a series called “Labor Pains” where he examines the state of maternity services in Philadelphia as part of a year long program from the Association of Healthcare Journalists. Maternity Care Coalition provided background information and interviews to help inform the issues surrounding childbirth in our region.
Check out the full print edition of the series below.
Read Part 1: Six strive to deliver OB care
Read Part 2: PA out to end unnecessary induced labor
Read Part 3: Medicare moms facing prenatal care obstacles
Want to read more from the ‘Labor Pains’ series? See articles from the online series below.
How Business Journal’s ‘Labor Pains’ series was born (slideshow)
Where babies come from: Southeast Pa.’s busiest maternity wards (slideshow)
How Pa. funds hospital maternity care: Interactive chart
Hear PBJ reporter John George’s ‘Labor Pains’ radio interview
Region loses yet another maternity ward
New strategy in improving birth outcomes: ‘interpregnancy care’
Access to prenatal care focus on latest ‘Labor Pains’ piece