The Evidence on Waterbirth
In April 2014, waterbirth—an alternative method for pain relief in which a mother gives birth in a tub of warm water—made national headlines. The event that pushed water birth safety into the spotlight was a joint Opinion Statement from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy […]
March 18, 2014 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN
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 Nashville, Tennessee, with […]
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 […]
November 11, 2013 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN
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 […]
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 […]
August 28, 2013 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN
“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 […]