Evidence Based Birth Blog

Wrap-up of Pain Management Series

This wrap-up of pain management series covers the many different drug and non-drug comfort measures during labor. Learn our overall takeaway.

Breathing for pain relief during labor

Many childbirth classes teach breathing for pain relief during labor. But is there evidence that this is effective? Which breathing techniques work best?

Relaxation for Pain Relief During Labor

Is relaxation for pain relief effective? Learn techniques that can be used during labor and find out which (if any) are supported by evidence.

Rebozo during Labor for Pain Relief

What is a rebozo? You’ll learn how using a rebozo during labor may help with pain relief. We’ll discuss its traditional use and the limited research evidence.

                                  

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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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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