A Doula Helps Change Law about Mandatory Erythromycin Ointment

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November 26, 2012 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. Recently, I wrote about the evidence for erythromycin ointment in newborns. In my review of the evidence, I found that erythromycin is used to prevent eye infections that are caused by sexually transmitted diseases– chlamydia and gonorrhea. There are […]

Finding a Care Provider who will Support Upright Pushing Positions

Jared and Erin with new baby Rosalie
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November 20, 2012 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. Last month, I published an article about the evidence for various pushing positions. The best quality medical evidence shows that women should push in whatever position is comfortable for them. Some moms find that upright pushing […]

Testimonial: Push in whatever Position feels most Comfortable

Krista and Madeline

I recently published the evidence about pushing positions during birth (click here to read the article). The take-home point of the research evidence was that women should push in whatever position feels comfortable to them– there is no need to stay continuously upright or continuously lying down during the pushing phase. Today, Krista, one of my readers, […]

A Doula Facilitates Skin-to-Skin in the Operating Room

A mother does skin-to-skin with her newborn in the operating room (wishes to remain anonymous).

August 21, 2012 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. Today’s interview is with Sharon Muza, a certified doula, lamaze certified childbirth educator, and birth doula trainer. This interview is a follow-up to my evidence-based article on skin-to-skin after a Cesarean, which you can read here. Sharon offered […]

A Woman’s Experience with Immediate Skin-to-Skin after a Cesarean

One of the first kisses I gave to my daughter.

My main goal for Evidence Based Birth is to provide summaries of the latest evidence on birth practices for both consumers and clinicians. However, I will continue to present interviews with women, family members, and clinicians who have put evidence-based birth information into practice. Although individual experiences are perhaps the lowest acceptable form of scientific evidence, […]