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 Prenatal Checks at the End of Pregnancy

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video about Prenatal Vaginal Exams! Today's video is all about the evidence on weekly vaginal exams or cervical checks at the end of pregnancy. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. In this video, you will learn: The...

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Does Waterbirth alter the Newborn’s Microbiome?

Welcome to the first Evidence Based Birth® Q & A Video! Today's video is all about waterbirth and the newborn's microbiome. You can read our disclaimer and terms of use. You will learn: How much research do we have on the microbiome and waterbirth? What does "normal...

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What Questions do you have for EBB?

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...

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Real Life Stories on Advanced Maternal Age

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...

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Evidence on: Advanced Maternal Age

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...

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Real Life Stories on Due Dates

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,...

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Evidence on: Waterbirth

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...

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Evidence on: The Vitamin K Shot in Newborns

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,...

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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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