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Articles for Professionals2017-08-19T16:44:31+00:00

Articles for Professionals

On this page you’ll find relevant waterbirth articles, sample protocols, informed consents, published guidelines. Interesting and timely articles on subjects that are covered in the Waterbirth Certification Course for Professionals will also be posted here.

Parto en Agua Protocolos - En Español

Parto en Agua Protocolos – En Español

Proveer atención apropiada, efectiva y eficiente a los individuos que están en el proceso del parto, y que están en ...
Exploring Birth Movements in Water

Exploring Birth Movements in Water

Exploration if different positions for waterbirth. (from The Complete Book of Pregnancy and cChildbirth by Sheila Kitzinger) ...
ACOG - Immersion in Water During Labor and Delivery, Nov 2016

ACOG – Immersion in Water During Labor and Delivery, Nov 2016

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) committee opinion on immersion in water during labor and delivery ...
Neonatal Outcomes of Waterbirth

Neonatal Outcomes of Waterbirth

In 2015, 9% of babies born in the UK were delivered underwater. Waterbirth is increasing in popularity, despite uncertainty regarding ...
NZCM Consensus Statement: The Use of Water for Labour and Birth

NZCM Consensus Statement: The Use of Water for Labour and Birth

The New Zealand College of Midwives (Inc) supports warm water immersion for women during labour as a method of pain ...
The Effect of Waterbirth on Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity

The Effect of Waterbirth on Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity

The effect of waterbirth on neonatal mortality and morbidity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The meta-analyses of 12 studies showed ...
NHS Urges Home Births Over Hospitals

NHS Urges Home Births Over Hospitals

LONDON — Reversing a generation of guidance on childbirth, Britain’s National Health Service on Wednesday advised healthy women that it was ...
Pregnant Pause - Midwife Delivers 50 Years Experience

Pregnant Pause – Midwife Delivers 50 Years Experience

The acceptance and popularity of midwives is growing in America - The Philadelphia Enquirer ...
ACNM Hydrotherapy During Labor and Birth, April-2014

ACNM Hydrotherapy During Labor and Birth, April-2014

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) position statement on hydrotherapy during labor and birth ...
AABC - Position Statement

AABC – Position Statement

The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) member birth centers have read with concern the recently released ACOG/AAP Committee Opinion, ...
Cochrane - Immersion in Water in Labour and Birth (Review)

Cochrane – Immersion in Water in Labour and Birth (Review)

This review includes 12 trials (3243 women): eight related to just the first stage of labour: one to early versus ...
Seven Secrets of Successful Waterbirth

Seven Secrets of Successful Waterbirth

In this article published in Essentially MIDIRS. Barbara considers what constitutes a successful waterbirth ...
Harper - Helping Women Achieve What They Want in a Hospital

Harper – Helping Women Achieve What They Want in a Hospital

Today, with more and more media attention given to home birth, gentle birth and waterbirth, women across the country are ...
The Use of Water During Childbirth

The Use of Water During Childbirth

MIDIRS overview of waterbirth practice and evidence ...
RCOG RCM Joint Statement

RCOG RCM Joint Statement

Both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives support labouring in water for healthy ...
Waterbirths Comparative Study from Iran

Waterbirths Comparative Study from Iran

Comparison of waterbirth with conventional vaginal delivery: A non-randomized controlled trial from Iran ...
Reevaluating Waterbirth Temperature Guidelines

Reevaluating Waterbirth Temperature Guidelines

Barbara Harper discusses factors around waterbirth water temperature considerations ...
Collaborative Waterbirth Audit

Collaborative Waterbirth Audit

A collaborative audit between ten units with data collected during 2001. This paper explores the issues of 'waterbirth' evidence- based practice ...
Evidence for Effective Hydrotherapy

Evidence for Effective Hydrotherapy

The purpose of this study was to search for, appraise the quality of and collate the research evidence supporting the ...
Waterbirth - Looking For Bad News

Waterbirth – Looking For Bad News

Last year the BMJ published a paper on mortality and/or health problems in babies delivered in water. The British Paediatric ...
Waterbirths: A Comparative Study

Waterbirths: A Comparative Study

A prospective study in more than 2000 Waterbirths. Waterbirths were introduced un 1991 as part of a new birth concept ...
Australian Waterbirth Editorial

Australian Waterbirth Editorial

September 96, during the European Perinatology Congress held in Glasgow, Professor James Walker of St James University Hospital warns mothers ...