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: IV Fluids During Labor

Are IV Fluids Necessary During Labor? In a recent survey, the majority of mothers in the United States (62%) reported getting continuous “drip” intravenous (IV) fluids during labor (Declercq et al. 2014). Labor is considered by many to be a demanding exercise, but...

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Real Life Stories on Prolonged Pushing Times

Below are real life stories submitted by people around the world for our recently published Article - Evidence on: Prolonged Second Stage of Labor.  Jessica's Story Jessica pushed for 3.5 hours, without any complications. Here is her story! "I was in constant labor...

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Evidence on: Prolonged Second Stage of Labor

Click Here to Download a FREE 1-Page Handout on Failure to Progress A companion article to the EBB Signature Article, Evidence on: Failure to Progress.  Is it safe to have a prolonged second stage of labor? In this article, I will summarize the research evidence that...

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Natural Labor Induction Series: Evidence on Sex

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

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The Evidence On: Failure to Progress

 Click Here to Download a FREE 1-Page Handout on Friedman's Curve Friedman’s Curve and Failure to Progress: A Leading Cause of Unplanned Cesareans In 2013, researchers published a report on 38,484 people who had their first Cesarean (primary Cesarean) in the United...

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2015 VBAC Rates by State

I've been searching for the most recent state-by-state VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean) rates for some time, with no success! Finally, I reached out to the Centers for Disease Control, and they emailed me back almost immediately with a spreadsheet. So without...

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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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