Using a Doula for Pain Relief

Today’s video is all about using a doula for pain relief! Are you familiar with birth doulas? Find out how they provide pain relief during labor and childbirth. Learn about the evidence for using a doula for pain relief. We’ll also share some ways that you can locate a doula.

Water Immersion during Labor for Pain Relief

In this video, we discuss hydrotherapy in a tub, birth pool, or shower as a pain relief option during labor and/or birth. Does water immersion during labor provide effective pain relief? Is it commonly used? We go over the research evidence as well as recommendations from several professional organizations.

Painless Birth and Pain Perception During Childbirth

Do we have research evidence on how often painless birth occurs? We will discuss what we found and go over the evidence on factors that can shape pain perception during childbirth. We’ll also look at the complex relationship between effective pain relief during labor and maternal satisfaction with the birth experience.

Evidence on: Birthing Positions

This article focuses on the evidence for birthing positions in the second stage of labor. The second stage of labor begins when the cervix is completely dilated (open) and ends with the birth of the baby.

                                  

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 >

 

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...

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!

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Evidence on: Breech Version

What is the evidence for using external cephalic version to turn a breech baby? Is it safe for the baby? How likely is it to work? When is the best time to have a version?

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Evidence on: Due Dates

What is an estimated due date, and how is it determined? What are the risks of going past your due date? Does induction increase the risk of Cesarean? At which point do the benefits of being electively induced outweigh the risks? Does a person’s goals and preferences for their births

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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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