Evidence Based Birth® Podcast is Here!

I'm excited to announce that the Evidence Based Birth® Podcast is officially live in iTunes and Stitcher!  I would love for as many of you as possible to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review. I would suggest writing a sentence or two about what you enjoy about...

2017 Wrap-up

Phew! It's been a busy year here at Evidence Based Birth®! I know we've been releasing a ton of content, and you might've missed an announcement or two. To help you out, I created this 2017 wrap-up post that features some of our new content! YouTube Videos In the...

The 2017 Evidence Based Birth® Be the Change Conference

In 2017, we held the first Evidence Based Birth® Be the Change Conference near Lexington, Kentucky. For years, I have wanted to host a gathering like this… it took a lot of time and teamwork to finally pull it off! I always knew I wanted the first location to be at...

Real Life Stories on Cesarean Care

Below are real life stories submitted by people around the world for our recently published Article - The Evidence for Skin-to-Skin Care after a Cesarean. Mandie's Story For my third and final Baby, I desired a VBAC. I did everything to prepare my body for...

Evidence on: Skin-to-Skin Care after a Cesarean

Evidence on: Skin-To-Skin After Cesarean Originally published as two separate articles on August 8, 2012 and January 13, 2013, and combined and updated on October 27, 2017 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN of www.evidencebasedbirth.com and Anna Bertone, MPH. Early...

Real Life Stories on Breech Babies

Below are real life stories submitted by people around the world for our recently published Article - Evidence on: Breech Babies.  Jessica's Story My first girl was breech and I researched and tried every spinning babies technique, chiro trained in Webster,...

Evidence on: Breech Version

Download our free Six Steps to Evidence-based care handout How common is the breech position? Breech position (bottom first) is present in 3% to 4% of term pregnancies. Breech positioning is more common prior to term—25% are breech before 28 weeks, but by 32 weeks...

Evidence on: Doulas

Download our free one-page handout What is a doula? According to Dr. Christine Morton, author of the book Birth Ambassadors, a birth doula is a companion who supports a birthing person during labor and birth. Birth doulas are trained to provide continuous, one-on-one...

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Natural Labor Induction Series: Acupuncture

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video on Acupuncture to Induce Labor! Today’s video is all about the evidence on using acupuncture to induce labor. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: What studies have been done on...

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Natural Labor Induction Series: Red Raspberry Leaf

Red Raspberry Leaf during Pregnancy to Induce Labor Today’s video is all about the evidence on taking red raspberry leaf during pregnancy to induce labor naturally. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: What studies have been...

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Evidence on: Group B Strep in Pregnancy

Download our free one-page handout  What is Group B Strep? Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that can cause illness in people of all ages. In newborns, GBS is a major cause of meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord), pneumonia...

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Natural Labor Induction Series: Eating Dates

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video on Eating Dates to Start Labor! Today’s video is all about the evidence on using eating dates to induce labor naturally. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: About the studies...

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Natural Labor Induction Series: Breast Stimulation

Q & A Video: Breast stimulation to naturally induce labor Today’s video is all about the evidence on using breast stimulation to naturally induce labor. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: What studies have been done on breast...

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Natural Labor Induction Series: Castor Oil

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video on Taking Castor Oil to Start Labor! Today’s video is all about the evidence on using castor oil to induce labor naturally. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: What studies have...

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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.
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