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...

Why do Newborns Receive a Vitamin K Shot?

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video on the Vitamin K shot!  Today’s video is all about why most newborns around the world receive a Vitamin K shot. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: The history of Vitamin K for...

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Evidence on: Eating and Drinking During Labor

Click here to download a FREE one-page printable handout! Is It Safe to Eat and Drink During Labor? In many hospitals, patients are told not to eat or drink during labor. The medical term for this is “NPO,” which comes from the Latin nil per os, meaning nothing by...

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Three Reasons to use an Exercise Ball During Labor

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video on using Exercise Birth Balls during Labor!  Today’s video is all about the evidence on using exercise birth balls during labor. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: The evidence...

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The Evidence on Placenta Encapsulation

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video on Placenta Encapsulation!  Today’s video is all about the available evidence on placenta encapsulation. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: Frequently marketed claims about...

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The Evidence on Membrane Sweeping

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video on Membrane Sweeping!  Today’s video is all about the pros and cons of membrane stripping/sweeping. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of membrane sweeping The cons...

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How to Find Evidence using the Cochrane Library

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video about How to Find Birth Evidence!  Today’s video is all about how to find birth evidence on eating and drinking during labor using the Cochrane library website. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this...

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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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