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 consultar/ colaborar con otros proveedores de servicios de salud.
Exploration if different positions for waterbirth. (from The Complete Book of Pregnancy and cChildbirth by Sheila Kitzinger)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) committee opinion on immersion in water during labor and delivery
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 waterbirth.
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 been within normal parameters.
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.
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.
The acceptance and popularity of midwives is growing in America – The Philadelphia Enquirer
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) position statement on hydrotherapy during labor and birth.
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 demonstrating the benefits of immersion in water during the first stage of labor; however, the committee opinion does not