Hi all! I'm so excited about a new project we're starting at Evidence Based Birth®. I am reviving the blog! Our full-length "Evidence Based Birth® Articles" will remain in the main article directory (and we have plans to update many articles this year), but we're also...read more
Below are real life stories submitted by people around the world for our recently published Signature Article: Evidence on Advanced Maternal Age Anita's Story My husband had a vasectomy reversal in 2009, 8 years after the vasectomy. I miscarried in 2012 at 45yo, then...read more
Advanced Maternal Age, or Pregnancy at Age 35 or Older People who are pregnant at age 35 or older are often referred to as “advanced maternal age.” They may be told that they should have a labor induction or C-section at 39 weeks, solely because of their age. In this...read more
Below are real life stories submitted by people around the world for our recently published Article – Evidence on: Due Dates. Vanessa’s Story Vanessa was planning on another natural birth with her 3rd child. At 39 weeks she elected for an induction due to severe,...read more
Click Here to Download a Free 1-Page Handout on Waterbirth In April 2014, waterbirth—an alternative method for pain relief in which a mother gives birth in a tub of warm water—made national headlines. The event that pushed water birth safety into the spotlight was a...read more
Click Here to get your Free Video Series and Handout! Vitamin K deficiency bleeding, thought to be a problem of the past—has been recently thrust back into the spotlight. In 2013, six infants were admitted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee,...read more
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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