Evidence on: Birthing Positions

This article focuses on the evidence for birthing positions in the second stage of labor. The second stage of labor begins when the cervix is completely dilated (open) and ends with the birth of the baby.

Real Life Stories on Birthing Positions

Below are real life stories submitted by people around the world for our recently published Article – The Evidence on: Birthing Positions

Positions during Labor and their Effects on Pain Relief

What are the potential benefits of movement and upright positions during labor for pain relief? We’ll go over the evidence, including what studies have found about the effectiveness of birth balls and dance labor. We’ll also discuss several professional guidelines on movement and positions during labor.

Nitrous Oxide During Labor

In this video you will learn about nitrous oxide gas and how it can be used during labor for pain relief. We discuss the research evidence on nitrous oxide during labor and the main pros and cons of this approach to pain management.



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 >


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.

Real Life Stories on Big Babies

Below are real life stories submitted by people around the world for our recently published Article - Evidence on: Induction or C-section for a Big Baby.

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