Giving Birth Based on Best Evidence

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Evidence for the Vitamin K Shot in Newborns

Evidence for the Vitamin K Shot in Newborns
© March 18, 2014 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN of Evidence Based Birth®

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding, thought to be a problem of the past—has been recently thrust back into the spotlight. During an 8-month period in 2013, five infants were admitted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in […]

Failure to Progress Class and Giveaway

Keep reading to find out how you can take a class on Friedman’s Curve and Failure to Progress!
The GIVEAWAY is at the bottom of the post, so keep reading to find out how you can enter.
But first, watch your sneak preview here:

Did you know?
Failure to Progress is the number one cause of C-sections […]

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Evidence for using Moxibustion to turn Breech Babies

© November 10, 2013 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN of

Approximately 3-4% of babies are in a breech position (bottom-down) at the end of pregnancy. Most women who have a baby in breech positioning have limited options for how they can give birth, with the majority (90% in the U.S.) giving birth by Cesarean. I […]

By |November 11th, 2013|Breech positioning, Evidence based practice|Comments Off|

Evidence Based Birth Class on Suspected Big Babies

Keep reading to find out how you can take a class on suspected big babies!

Did you know?
One in three pregnant women is told she is going to have a big baby.
But in reality, only 1 in 10 babies is born big.

In fact, there are a lot of “myths” out there about big babies– and […]

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    Friedman’s Curve and Failure to Progress: A Leading Cause of Unplanned C-sections

Friedman’s Curve and Failure to Progress: A Leading Cause of Unplanned C-sections

© August 28, 2013 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN of

“Failure to progress” is the number one reason for unplanned C-sections in the U.S. 

In 2013, researchers published a report of 38,484 first-time C-sections that occurred among a national sample of women. The overall C-section rate among first-time mothers was 30.8%. More than 1 […]

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