A Shared Decision-Making Toolkit for Mode of Birth After Cesarean.

Academic Article


  • This study evaluated a shared decision-making (SDM) Toolkit (decision aid, counseling guide, and provider scripts) designed to prepare and engage racially diverse women in shared decision-making discussions about the mode of birth after cesarean. The pilot study, involving 27 pregnant women and 63 prenatal providers, assessed women's knowledge, preferences, and satisfaction with decision making, as well as provider perspectives on the Toolkit's acceptability. Most women experienced knowledge improvement, felt more in control and that providers listened to their concerns and supported them. Providers reported that the Toolkit helped women understand their options and supported their counseling. The SDM Toolkit could be used to help women and providers improve their SDM regarding mode of birth after cesarean.
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  • VBAC, cesarean, decision aid, scripted counseling, shared decision making
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    Author List

  • Chinkam S; Steer-Massaro C; Damus K; Shorten B; Shorten A
  • Start Page

  • 35
  • End Page

  • 49
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 1