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

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By Alicia A. Breakey, MA, PhD Candidate, Angela Reidner, MS, CNM, and Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN To download this article as a printer-friendly PDF, click here! 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 […]

Class on How to Bring Waterbirth Back!

Bring Waterbirth Back

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. […]

Evidence on the Safety of Water Birth

Natalia gave birth in a birthing center in California. Her midwife says, "We had to give this little one a few puffs of air to assist in breathing, so we had a small delay in finding out if this baby was a boy or girl. The look on Natalia's face is priceless. This photo graces my website, www.pushmidwifery.com" Photo credit: Victoria from Canary Lane

The Evidence on Waterbirth To download this article as a printer-friendly PDF, click here! 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 […]

Evidence for the Vitamin K Shot in Newborns

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March 18, 2014; Updated January 20, 2015; by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. Do you want to download a printer-friendly PDF version of this blog article to print and share with others? Click here to learn more! Vitamin K deficiency bleeding, thought to be a […]