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

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What is PROM? To download this article as a printer-friendly PDF, click here! 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 water breaks before 37 […]

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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Evidence on the Vitamin K Shot To download this article as a printer-friendly PDF, click here!   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 life-threatening bleeding. The infants were […]