Comparing the 2014 and 2016 ACOG and AAP Statements about Waterbirth

How has the 2016 ACOG/AAP statement on waterbirth changed since 2014? How has it not changed? We examine these statements side by side and look for key differences and similarities.

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes and the Glucola Test

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy. Most people in the U.S. drink “Glucola” as part of a routine screening test for GDM. This article will explain the evidence for diagnosing gestational diabetes, and discuss the potential risks linked to the condition, as well as the potential benefits from treatment.

The ARRIVE study

Rebecca Dekker PhD, RN, APRN   The ARRIVE Trial This article was written on November 5, 2018, All Rights Reserved. Please read our Disclaimer and Terms of Use. Why did researchers conduct the ARRIVE trial? The researchers carried out the ARRIVE study (A Randomized...

Pain Management during Labor

In this video and article, we talk all about pain management during labor. You will learn the difference between “pain” and “suffering”, the approaches in pain management during labor and birth, and the types of pain management strategies.

Hello! My name is Rebecca Dekker, and I am a nurse with my PhD and the founder of Evidence Based Birth®. For decades, the vast majority of birth research evidence has been locked away in medical journals. I believe in putting the evidence back in the hands of the people who need it the most: birthing people and their and families.  Learn More >

 

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes and the Glucola Test

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy. Most people in the U.S. drink "Glucola" as part of a routine screening test for GDM. This article will explain the evidence for diagnosing gestational diabetes, and discuss the potential risks linked to the condition, as well as...

Pain Management during Labor

In this video and article, we talk all about pain management during labor. You will learn the difference between “pain” and “suffering”, the approaches in pain management during labor and birth, and the types of pain management strategies.

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Effect of Epidurals on Breastfeeding

In this video, we talk all about the potential effect of epidurals on breastfeeding. You'll learn about how the dose of an epidural can affect your baby's breastfeeding behaviors. You'll also learn ways to overcome challenges that you might face with breastfeeding after an epidural.

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Effects of Epidurals on the Second Stage of Labor

Today's video is all about the effects of epidurals on the second stage of labor, or the pushing phase. We will look at the research to see if epidurals lengthen the second stage or make no difference. The findings from a new study in China may surprise you!

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Effects of IV Opioids during Labor

In this video and blog post you will learn all about the effects of IV opioids during labor. Which types of drugs are commonly used? How are they different? We will discuss potential side effects and summarize the pros and cons.

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Signature Articles:

Our Signature Articles are the foundation of Evidence Based Birth. We spend a tremendous amount of time on the research, preparation, writing and presentation of each article, as well as course development surrounding these topics. They are peer reviewed by experts in the field. Signature Articles are updated regularly, with each edition covering a thorough dive into all new evidence. Our blog articles are released more frequently, and cover more specific aspects of a given topic. We use print, podcast and video to convey these up-to-date glimpses into hot topics, and may use our research in these areas to springboard into more in-depth examination in future Signature Articles. In all – we do our absolute best to bring you the latest evidence on every topic we cover.

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