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...

Wrap-up of Pain Management Series

This wrap-up of pain management series covers the many different drug and non-drug comfort measures during labor. Learn our overall takeaway.

Breathing for pain relief during labor

Many childbirth classes teach breathing for pain relief during labor. But is there evidence that this is effective? Which breathing techniques work best?

Relaxation for Pain Relief During Labor

Is relaxation for pain relief effective? Learn techniques that can be used during labor and find out which (if any) are supported by evidence.

                                  

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 >

 

Massage for pain relief during labor

We discuss the evidence on using massage for pain relief during labor and for pain in general. What benefits does massage provide? What types of massage might be helpful during labor?

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