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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 management. There is no evidence that remaining in water for the birth of the baby leads to adverse outcomes for the mother or baby where the labour has...

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 that for the majority of outcomes measured in this review there is little difference between waterbirth and landbirth groups....

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 safer to have their babies at home, or in a birth center, than in a hospital. Women with uncomplicated pregnancies — about 45...

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, "Immersion in Water during Labor and Delivery". AABC agrees that published randomized controlled trials provide evidence...

Fortis Jaipur India – First Waterbirth

Fortis Jaipur India – First Waterbirth

Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur, India delivers first waterbirth baby after certification by Waterbirth International. The baby girl - Matsya - was born on International Women's Day! [pdf-embedder...

Aurora Armon – Wainright, Alaska

Aurora Armon – Wainright, Alaska

Bringing a new life into the world can be a stressful time in a woman’s life:  What will the baby need? Will the baby be healthy? What can the mother do to help ensure the baby is healthy? and How can she help make delivery as painless as possible? are just some of...