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Barbara Harper is a leading voice for childbirth and maternity care reform, an author, educator, midwife and internationally recognized expert on the use of warm water immersion for labor and birth.
In 1988 she founded Waterbirth International after researching water immersion as a gentle birth option for mother and child. Two of her three children were at home in water in 1984 and 1986. Her continuous global research and personal experience as a birthing mother and midwife are her primary motivations to expand the use of water during labor and birth.
I have received so many questions about whether it is safe to attend water labors and birth right now in light of COVID-19 spreading so rapidly. Will the water contribute to the spread? Many of my midwife friends are already reporting that hospitals have closed...
Proveer atención apropiada, efectiva y eficiente a los individuos que están en el proceso del parto, y que están en los varios estados de buena o mala salud, por medio de un proceso continuo de colección, amillaramiento, intervención y evaluación de los hechos, y por...
Exploration if different positions for waterbirth. (from The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger) [pdf-embedder url="https://waterbirth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Birth-Movements-Kitzinger-1-1.pdf" title="Birth Movements-...