We spoke with Dr. Kimberly Dever of South Shore Hospital and Amber Weiseth of Ariadne Labs about the Team Birth Project. This collaborative effort changes the standard approach to clinical care and has earned national attention. Their strategies foster communication and empower women and families with the goal of improving the safety and dignity of childbirth.

Kimberly Dever, MD, FACOG, is Vice President of Medical Affairs for South Shore Health and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at South Shore Hospital. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Dever began her career in the US Army where she served and cared for women in the military and their family members while training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As a senior leader at South Shore Hospital, she strives to offer the best care to patients through open communication and strong relationships. 

Amber Weiseth DNP, RNC-OB is the Associate Director for the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) at Ariadne Labs, where she oversees the design, measurement, and implementation of the Team Birth Project. Amber has been an obstetric nurse for 15 years, specializing in quality improvement and project implementation. Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Amber served as Assistant Director for Maternal-Infant Health Initiatives at the Washington State Hospital Association where she led safety and quality work in the state’s birthing hospitals.

Listen and Learn:

  • What the Team Birth Project is working to achieve
  • What is being done to solve for the grey
  • How the Team Birth Project initiative has affected the cesarean rate
  • Patient and clinician experiences with the Team Birth Project
  • What’s next for the project

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