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San Bernardino County working with hospitals to reduce number of elective deliveries
Contra Costa Times

The practice of scheduling early childbirths for convenience has nearly disappeared at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center since the hospital started cracking down three years ago. Last year, Pomona Valley tallied 35 elective deliveries between weeks 37 and 39 of gestation, said Jeannie Badertscher, clinical nurse specialist for women’s services. In 2009, there were 452, or 13 times as many.

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