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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 Nashville, Tennessee, with life-threatening bleeding. The infants were diagnosed with late Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB)—four of the infants had bleeding in the brain, and one had bleeding in the intestines. Although the five infants survived, two required emergency brain surgery to save their lives, one has severe brain damage (a stroke with right-sided paralysis and severe cognitive delays), and two have […]

By |March 18th, 2014|Evidence based practice, Newborn procedures|Comments Off|

Evidence for using Moxibustion to turn Breech Babies

© November 10, 2013 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN of www.EvidenceBasedBirth.com

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 have already written about the evidence for using external cephalic version, or the hands-to-belly procedure, for to turn breech babies. But what is the evidence for using other methods, like moxibustion or accupuncture, to turn a breech baby? Is moxibustion junk science or does […]

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!


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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 these myths are spread both by health care providers and by the general public.

This class […]

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