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.

Rebozo during Labor for Pain Relief

What is a rebozo? You’ll learn how using a rebozo during labor may help with pain relief. We’ll discuss its traditional use and the limited research 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 >

 

Fetal Monitoring

Did you know there are different ways to monitor the baby's heartbeat during labor and birth? Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) is common but not without its drawbacks. We discuss the pros and cons of EFM and its alternative, hands-on listening with a fetal Doppler or fetal stethoscope.

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Sterile Water Injections for pain relief during labor

In today's video, we'll learn what sterile water injections are and how they might help to provide pain relief during labor. We'll discuss the evidence on their effectiveness and the latest clinical recommendations from a 2017 systematic review.

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Childbirth Education for Pain Relief during Labor

This video covers the evidence on childbirth education for pain relief during labor. How many people take childbirth classes and what material do they cover? We discuss the challenges of studying childbirth education interventions and go over the findings from an interesting study on this topic out of Australia.

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Aromatherapy during Labor for Pain Relief

Learn about aromatherapy during labor and how researchers think it might work to relieve pain. We'll share the evidence from recent studies and whether they found aromatherapy to be effective at relieving pain and anxiety. We also discuss potential harms of aromatherapy and its effects on nursing staff.

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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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