The findings in a new Cochrane review continue to confirm laboring and birthing in water is a safe and acceptable option for those who choose it. It is important to examine this issue as new information becomes available. Waterbirth continues to a safe and healthy option for families.
Causal inference is the process of determining that a cause led to an effect. Causal inference is multi-disciplinary and is shaped by philosophy, statistics, epidemiology, economics, and computer science. Is causal inference a better way to study pregnancy and birth than current methods?
May is International Doula Month. A doula is a professional who provides emotional, physical and informational support to families during the childbearing year.
Hospitals across the United States have been feeling the impact of a shortage of IV bags since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017. Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, has been a major manufacturer and supplier of IV bags to US hospitals until Hurricane Maria.
Making the rounds on the internet is a report of a new study that supposedly shows that epidurals don’t slow labor or increase instrumental vaginal or cesarean delivery. Henci Goer reviews the research.