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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.
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.
In this article, we discuss the evidence on waterbirth. Is waterbirth safe? Are there any benefits? Are there any risks to the baby? Learn the research on this and more in our popular article on waterbirth.