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 […]
Why Create a Class on How to Bring Waterbirth Back?
To understand why I created this class, let’s go back to April 2014, when ACOG and the AAP released their joint Opinion Statement denouncing waterbirth.
When the Opinion Statement came out, I sat down to carefully read through their paper and look at their references. As […]
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; Updated January 20, 2015; 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. In 2013, six 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 […]