Safely, Effectively, Reducing C-section Rates

In this Members in Action podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, we are speaking with Dr. Stephen Lockhart, founding director emeritus, Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity. Dr. Lockhart will discuss Sutter Health’s commitment to improving outcomes by reducing the number of first-birth C-section rates through its Pregnancy & Childbirth Services, in addition to engaging mothers and their families through the process.

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