Aromatherapy during Labor for Pain Relief

Learn about aromatherapy during labor and how researchers think it might work to relieve pain. We’ll share the evidence from recent studies and whether they found aromatherapy to be effective at relieving pain and anxiety. We also discuss potential harms of aromatherapy and its effects on nursing staff.

Acupuncture or Acupressure for Pain Relief during Labor

Check out today’s video all about acupuncture and acupressure for pain relief during labor! Find out what acupuncture and acupressure are and learn about their long history. Have studies found them to provide effective pain relief during labor?

Using a Doula for Pain Relief

Today’s video is all about using a doula for pain relief! Are you familiar with birth doulas? Find out how they provide pain relief during labor and childbirth. Learn about the evidence for using a doula for pain relief. We’ll also share some ways that you can locate a doula.

Water Immersion during Labor for Pain Relief

In this video, we discuss hydrotherapy in a tub, birth pool, or shower as a pain relief option during labor and/or birth. Does water immersion during labor provide effective pain relief? Is it commonly used? We go over the research evidence as well as recommendations from several professional organizations.

                                  

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 >

 

Oral Vitamin K Regimen for Newborns

Today’s video is all about evidence on oral Vitamin K regimens. In this video, you will learn the main reason why oral Vitamin K might not be as effective as the shot, the most effective oral Vitamin K regimen, and reasons why some countries don’t use oral Vitamin K.

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Why U.S. Hospitals use Eye Ointment for Newborns

Today’s video is all about why hospitals in the U.S. put eye ointment in the eyes of newborn babies. In this video, you will learn the history of using eye ointment for newborns, and reasons why a parent might decline the eye ointment.

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Why Newborns Receive a Vitamin K Shot

Today’s video is all about why most newborns around the world receive a Vitamin K shot. In this video, you will learn the history of Vitamin K for newborns, how often Vitamin K deficiency bleeding occurs, and what puts a baby at higher risk for Vitamin K deficiency bleeding.

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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, but is...

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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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