sant whose task was to reflect on the information presented during that panel. Discussants highlighted key findings, identified gaps in the evidence base, contributed additional information, and offered personal observations about future research needs. At the end of each general topic panel, audience members were invited to comment or ask questions; summaries of those discussions are included at the end of each chapter.

An additional panel was included in the workshop agenda to allow three maternity care providers working in different birth settings to share their varying perspectives on future research needs. Chapter 8 summarizes the information and opinions presented during that panel.

Complete summaries of Catherine Spong and Zsakeba Henderson’s concluding “big picture” overviews of the workshop discussion are included in Chapter 9.

Appendix A contains the agenda, Appendix B presents the biographical sketches of the moderators and speakers, and Appendix C identifies abbreviations and acronyms.

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