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    What is the Evidence for Inducing Labor if Your Water Breaks at Term?

What is the Evidence for Inducing Labor if Your Water Breaks at Term?

By Alicia A. Breakey, MA, PhD Candidate, Angela Reidner, MS, CNM, and Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN
What is PROM?
Prelabor or “premature” rupture of membranes (PROM), happens when your water breaks before the start of labor.

Term PROM is when your water breaks before labor at ≥37 weeks of pregnancy.

Preterm PROM, or PPROM, happens when your […]

Class on How to Bring Waterbirth Back!

How do I enter the GIVEAWAY?
Keep reading to the end of this blog article to find out how you can enter a giveaway for a FREE waterbirth t-shirt from the soon-to-be-opened Evidence Based Birth online store!!
Why Create a Class on How to Bring Waterbirth Back?
To understand why I created this class, let’s go back […]

By |September 30th, 2014|Evidence based practice, Waterbirth|Comments Off|

Evidence on the Safety of Water Birth

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 […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Evidence based practice, Tearing, Waterbirth|Comments Off|

Evidence for the Vitamin K Shot in Newborns

March 18, 2014 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN
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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 […]

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 […]

By |January 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Evidence for using Moxibustion to turn Breech Babies

November 11, 2013 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN
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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 […]

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