South Tulsa hospital launching Team Birth program

TULSA, Okla. — Hillcrest Hospital South is launching the Team Birth program, which was first adopted by St. Francis Hospital and is now spreading to other area hospitals due to its success.

Team Birth is centered around communication between expecting mothers and their physician, as well the labor care team and any needed specialists.

That communication happens right at the mother’s bedside allowing her to be an active participant in conversations about her care and the birth of her child.

The program has been successful at improving outcomes for mothers and babies while also cutting down on unnecessary C-sections, which carries more risk and can cost more than vaginal births.