The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee Opinion No. 679, “Immersion in water during labor and delivery,” was released at the end of October and Barbara Harper, founder and director of Waterbirth International discusses this new update.
May is International Doula Month and this month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators is all about how childbirth educators can incorporate a doula and the doula's skills at useful points during a childbirth class.
By Henci GoerUnless you have been "off the grid" on a solitary trek, surely you have read and heard the recent flurry of discussion surrounding the just released study making the claim that the timing of when a woman receives an epidural ("early" or "late" in labor) made no difference in the ra
On March 20th, 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice released a joint clinical report entitled Immersion in Water During Labor and Delivery in the journal Pediatrics.
Today, author Henci Goer takes a look at a new Cochrane Systematic Review; “Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour” and finds that the results of this review support the 2nd Lamaze International Healthy Birth Practice: Walk, move around and change positions throughout labor.