Hypnosis for Pain Relief during Labor

Learn the evidence on using hypnosis for pain relief during labor! Is hypnosis an effective method of pain relief? What’s the difference between HypnoBirthing® and Hypnobabies®?

Fetal Monitoring

Did you know there are different ways to monitor the baby’s heartbeat during labor and birth? Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) is common but not without its drawbacks. We discuss the pros and cons of EFM and its alternative, hands-on listening with a fetal Doppler or fetal stethoscope.

Sterile Water Injections for pain relief during labor

In today’s video, we’ll learn what sterile water injections are and how they might help to provide pain relief during labor. We’ll discuss the evidence on their effectiveness and the latest clinical recommendations from a 2017 systematic review.

Childbirth Education for Pain Relief during Labor

This video covers the evidence on childbirth education for pain relief during labor. How many people take childbirth classes and what material do they cover? We discuss the challenges of studying childbirth education interventions and go over the findings from an interesting study on this topic out of Australia.

                                  

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 >

 

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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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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