Music for Pain Relief During Labor

In this video, we look at the evidence for listening to music during labor. Does it help with pain relief? What is the best music for relaxation?

Massage for pain relief during labor

We discuss the evidence on using massage for pain relief during labor and for pain in general. What benefits does massage provide? What types of massage might be helpful during labor?

Hypnosis for Pain Relief during Labor

Learn the evidence on using hypnosis for pain relief during labor! Is hypnosis an effective method of pain relief? What’s the difference between HypnoBirthing® and Hypnobabies®?

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.

                                  

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 on: Waterbirth

In this article, we discuss the evidence on waterbirth. Is waterbirth safe? Are there any benefits? Are there any risks to the baby? Learn the research on this and more in our popular article on waterbirth.

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Pain Management during Labor

In this video and article, we talk all about pain management during labor. You will learn the difference between “pain” and “suffering”, the approaches in pain management during labor and birth, and the types of pain management strategies.

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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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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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