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Keeping Waterbirth Safe During COVID-19

Keeping Waterbirth Safe During COVID-19

  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...

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 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...

Exploring Birth Movements in Water

Exploring Birth Movements in Water

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-...

Waterbirth Certification Tour-Spain 2017

Waterbirth Certification Tour-Spain 2017

2017 Spain Waterbirth Certification Tour As the educational Director of Waterbirth International, I toured six cities in Spain this May, offering Professional Waterbirth Certification Courses in four cities. The courses were held in hospitals in Barcelona, Algeciras...

The Birthful Podcast: Ep. #77 – Waterbirth, with Barbara Harper

The Birthful Podcast: Ep. #77 – Waterbirth, with Barbara Harper

    What are there benefits to giving birth in water? Are there any risks? What about if you are considering a VBAC? Why has there been so much controversy around waterbirth, and what does the evidence say? Barbara Harper tells us more. What we talked about:...

Mum’s The Word Podcast: MUM 042 September 22, 2016

Mum’s The Word Podcast: MUM 042 September 22, 2016

 Mum's The Word: MUM 042 September 22, 2016   "Yes its true – I have truly been looking forward to sharing this episode more than any other. As a 2x Waterbirther myself and knowing that I would only ever choose to birth in water given the chance again, this...

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 its safety for neonates. This systematic review and meta-analysis appraises the existing evidence for neonatal outcomes following...