Raiden Gregory – Gig Harbor, WA

It was the day before the 5-year anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. I was only one day past my due date but very uncomfortable with the summer heat. I was lying in bed getting very emotional...

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RCOG RCM Joint Statement

Both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives support labouring in water for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies.

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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 Surveillance unit wrote to all consultant paediatricians asking about...

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Waterbirths: A Comparative Study

A prospective study in more than 2000 Waterbirths. Waterbirths were introduced un 1991 as part of a new birth concept which consisted of careful monitoring and birth management, restrictive...

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Australian Waterbirth Editorial

September 96, during the European Perinatology Congress held in Glasgow, Professor James Walker of St James University Hospital warns mothers against the water-birth “fad”, claiming...

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