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Position Statements

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

By |2017-08-19T17:08:00-04:00November 16th, 2016|Categories: Articles for Professionals|Tags: |0 Comments

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 been within normal parameters.

By |2017-08-19T17:30:29-04:00July 30th, 2015|Categories: Articles for Professionals|Tags: |0 Comments

ACNM Hydrotherapy During Labor and Birth, April-2014

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

By |2017-08-19T16:56:48-04:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Articles for Professionals|Tags: |0 Comments

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 demonstrating the benefits of immersion in water during the first stage of labor; however, the committee opinion does not

By |2017-08-23T23:23:10-04:00April 1st, 2014|Categories: Articles for Professionals|Tags: |0 Comments

The Use of Water During Childbirth

MIDIRS overview of waterbirth practice and evidence.

By |2017-10-21T01:43:06-04:00January 23rd, 2007|Categories: Articles for Professionals|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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.

By |2017-08-19T17:10:26-04:00April 1st, 2006|Categories: Articles for Professionals|Tags: , |0 Comments