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This week, I discuss the concept of due dates - as well as the free webinar I am hosting soon, the Evidence on Induction at 39 Weeks! I want to provide an overview on this topic so you can be prepped for the webinar, which will include discussions on the controversial ARRIVE study.

Tune in as we discuss what it means to be full term, the accuracy of due dates, and how they are calculated. This is important, because inductions for non-medical reasons have been rising globally in the last 30 years. Studies show that inducing labor because the pregnancy is full term, close to the due date, is the number one reason for induction in the United States.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program.

Read EBB’s Signature Article, The Evidence on Due Dates (link: ebbirth.com/duedates)
Register for our webinar, The Evidence on Induction at 39 Weeks (link: ebbirth.com/webinar)

Direct download: EBB_51_-_Induction_for_Due_Dates.mp3
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In this podcast we discuss inducing labor in someone who is 35 and older. Over time in the United States, for the past four decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people who are giving birth for the first time at age 35 and older. Today, roughly one in ten first time mothers is now considered advanced maternal age. 

We will examine the risks and the evidence for induction in this population.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_50_-_Induction_for_AMA.mp3
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This week, we talk about the evidence on induction for having a suspected big baby. I discuss the assumptions that lead to high rates of cesarean and induction for big babies, and whether the research shows these assumptions to be true.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_49_-_Induction_for_Suspected_Big_Babies.mp3
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This week, we cover the evidence on inducing labor versus waiting for labor to start on its own, when water has broken before the start of labor. For this podcast, we focus on when water breaks at 37 weeks of pregnancy or later. This is also known as pre-labor rupture of membranes, or PROM. 

PROM is a common situation - researchers say that about one in ten pregnant people will have their water break before the onset of labor. Join me as we examine the evidence to see how pregnant people can make the best decisions for themselves when faced with the choice of inducing or waiting. 

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_48_-_Induction_when_your_Water_Breaks_at_Term.mp3
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Jenn D’Jamoos is a CAPPA-certified childbirth educator and Evidence Based Birth Instructor, human rights activist and mom of four who lives in Michigan. She founded the Livingston County Birth Circle in 2013 to serve the needs of families in her area. While the stated goal of the LCBC is to provide non-judgmental support to expectant and new families, the organization also works to elevate conversation surrounding the birth experience.  Jenn recently enrolled in White Woman School through Mothering Justice to explore opportunities for anti-racism work in the context of perinatal education.

Jenn and I discuss the importance of birth settings and putting care provider relationships into proper perspective, as well as the use of motivational interviewing to help guide people through changes without telling them what to do. We also brainstorm ways to help people birth experiences with supportive dialogue, without reigniting feelings of trauma or stress.

Connect with Jenn at EarthMamaBirth.com, on Facebook, and Twitter.

Other resources: 
Ladder of Empowerment - “From White Racist to White Anti-Racist: the Life-Long Journey” by Tema Okun
Mothering Justice         

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_47_-_Interview_with_Jenn_DJamoos.mp3
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Kelsi Kennedy is a birth doula serving women in the New York City and Westchester, NY area, and is also a grant writer for non-profit called The Birthing Circle in the greater Washington D.C. area. She has a Masters in Applied Psychology from NYU, and spent two years volunteering and interning as a data analyst for a human trafficking rescue, Restore NYC. Kelsi is also CEO & founder of a brand new ethical fashion business called rev thread. 
When she first connected with The Birthing Circle she was a new mom, briefly living in Maryland, and was impressed by the resources they offered. “I realized that every woman deserves this kind of support in her pregnancy and birth,” she said. The organization provides childbirth education, doula services, breastfeeding support and facilitates donations of baby supplies to families in need. The Birthing Circle is also promoting the hashtag #mybirthtoo - a sister campaign of the #metoo movement.

While Kelsi currently practices in a very supportive community, where the movement toward doulas and holistic care is growing, she advocates for more education and access to care in other areas which don’t have the same support. In this podcast, we discuss how some communities and underserved populations lack access to evidence based education and advocacy - and how the birth community can bridge that divide.

Resources mentioned in this episode: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

 
Connect with Kelsi on Instagram @kelsi102 or @doulakelsi or website doulakelsi.com. Any women who have experienced any sort of discrimination, violence, trauma, or anything that has had a lasting impact on them from pregnancy or birth to use the hashtag #mybirthtoo, or visit https://mybirthtoo.com/. For more on The Birthing Circle, visit their website here.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_46_-_Interview_Kelsi_Kennedy.mp3
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In this week's podcast I interview Cheri Grant RN, ICCE, CLC, ICD, CLD, CD BDT(DONA), known in the birth world as "the peanut ball lady.” She is the founder, chief contributor and inspiration for Premier Birth Tools. For over 42 years, she has served women as a labor and delivery nurse, childbirth educator, lactation consultant, national speaker, author, doula, and doula trainer. She has helped with well over 2,700 deliveries in the span of her career. Cheri is also the founder of Tulsa Doulas, a community group that has helped train and support doulas for over 20 years.

Cheri’s interest in peanut balls began when she first saw their use in labor in 1985. At that time, they were just straddled. In the 2000’s, the usage of peanut balls was refined to the side-lying position, and interest in them began to grow among birth professionals. They are used with and without an epidural, and can be effective in shortening labor. Premier Birth Tools promotes education via its website, as well as Peanut Ball Ambassadors and Authorized Peanut Ball Trainers. Cheri discusses peanut ball positions and other new information on this tool.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Cheri at the Premier Birth Tools website and Facebook page.

Contact Premier Birth Tools for a free information packet for doulas, L&D nurses, midwives and nursing instructors.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_45_-_Interview_with_Cheri_Grant.mp3
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Amber Ginn is a birth and postpartum doula in Puerto Rico. She had her first child at 15, and is dedicated to providing essential support to pregnant adolescents. Amber’s first birth was a traumatic experience, with interventions she was not educated or informed about, and she felt her concerns and questions were dismissed by her providers. She also battled postpartum depression with little support. Despite these challenges, Amber finished high school and college while caring for her son. These experiences led her to her career in birth work, and she hopes to shine a light on the support that is needed - and often lacking - for young mothers.

Amber is an EBB Professional member, and is also working towards certification as a lactation consultant. She and Rebecca discuss postpartum depression in adolescents, and the existing resources and research available on caring for young pregnant people and new moms. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Science and Sensibility: Welcoming All Families; Working with Teen Parents
Midwifery Today: Doulas Supporting Teens
Research article: Going Beyond the Call of Doula
More research available on PubMed.gov

Connect with Amber at her website, VillageBirthandPostpartumCare.com, Facebook page, and Instagram.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_44_-_Interview_Amber_Ginn.mp3
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April Oglesby is a nurse and monitrice in Amarilo, Texas. She has been a nurse for 13 years, specializing in all types of care for mothers and babies. Recently, she left hospital work to start her own business, Welcome Baby! Throughout her hospital nursing career, she began to see huge deficits in the knowledge, education, empowerment and support for expecting families. She was frustrated watching patients receive care that was not evidence-based, and was often unnecessary. From that, Welcome Baby! was born, offering evidence based childbirth classes, doula and monitrice care, home visits for breastfeeding support and newborn care, as well as placental encapsulation.

April shares her journey of providing education and empowerment to birthing families in her community. She also asks Rebecca her advice on building bridges and personal relationships with local providers.

Connect with April on the Welcome Baby! Facebook page, Instagram account, and website.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_43_-_Interview_April_Oglesby.mp3
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Katie Rachanow leads the Military Birth Resource Network at the largest overseas installment in Europe, and has specialized knowledge of the military birth system.
Katie is a doula, yoga instructor, and Evidence Based Birth instructor practicing in Germany. She recently moved there following a two-year tour in Colorado Springs and a five-year tour in the UK. 

Katie shares how having her first child in the UK launched her career as a birth worker, and how she operates exclusively in a military setting. She notes that the main problem for birth in the military is continuity of care. “Everybody is moving around constantly - nobody ever stays put.” Additionally, people often end up birthing on their own, as their partner may be deployed or on duty, and their families cannot afford to travel to where they are. “I’ve had a lot of instances where moms have been alone - just by themselves - until it’s time for delivery,” she said. Together, Katie and I brainstorm ways to promote funding of doula support for military members, and build relationships among birth workers in new communities.

Connect with Katie on her website, Facebook, LinkedIn and the EBB Instructor Directory.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_42_-_Interview_Katie_Rachanow.mp3
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Juliet Swedlund is the director of the Topeka Doula Project, a nonprofit offering evidence based doula support to teen mothers, incarcerated and reintegrating mothers, and low-income mothers and their families. Juliet has worked as a birth doula for four years, and has 16 years experience working in health and wellness. She achieved her DONA Birth Doula certification in 2016, and became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor in 2018.

Juliet discusses her organization’s beginnings and her inspirations, as well as the unique challenges of the underserved populations she works with. “Some of the women I work with who are incarcerated… so much is out of their control, and they do feel like the system gets to decide what it looks like,” she said. “So part of our job as doulas for those women is to help them understand that they can take an active role in what they do have control over - in what they can find autonomy in in that birth setting.” She and Rebecca also discuss funding strategies for non-profits. 

Learn more about Juliet and her work at her website. You can also follow Topeka Doula Project on Facebook and Instagram. Contact Juliet at julietswedlund@topekadoula.org.

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_41_-_Interview_Juliet_Oglesby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Doula and Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Traci Weafer gives a glimpse into the challenges and successes of working with birthing families in Alabama. After having her first child, Traci realized many in her community lacked birth education, and she noticed gaps in maternity care. Her passion to educate led her to early opportunities to learn from midwives and she eventually launched her career as a doula. Later she became an Evidence Based Birth® instructor, and she will soon be a Spinning Babies® parent educator. Traci also focuses on mentoring new doulas through online communities.

While she has tackled many challenges, Traci has been able to witness many successes in her community, including improvements in VBAC rates, evolved language among hospital staff, respectful informed consent and teamwork, and a focus on family centered care.

Learn more about Traci at her website. You can also find her on DoulaMatch, Facebook and Instagram.


For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership and our Instructor program.

Direct download: EBB_40_-_Interview_Traci_Weafer.mp3
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This wrap-up of pain management series covers the many different drug and non-drug comfort measures during labor. Learn our overall takeaway.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_39_-_Wrap_Up.mp3
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Many childbirth classes teach breathing for pain relief during labor. But is there evidence that this is effective? Which breathing techniques work best?

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_38_-_Breathing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Is relaxation for pain relief effective? Learn techniques that can be used during labor and find out which (if any) are supported by evidence.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_37_-_Relaxation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

What is a rebozo? You’ll learn how using a rebozo during labor may help with pain relief. We’ll discuss its traditional use and the limited research evidence.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_36_-_Rebozo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this podcast, we look at the evidence for listening to music during labor. Does it help with pain relief? What is the best music for relaxation?

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_35_-_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

We discuss the evidence on using massage for pain relief during labor and for pain in general. What benefits does massage provide? What types of massage might be helpful during labor?

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_34_-_Massage.mp3
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In this podcast, Rebecca gives you a sneak peek into what's coming for Evidence Based Birth® in the second half of 2018 and early 2019! Learn about the Signature Articles we're creating, the workshops and classes we're creating, our upcoming speaking events, and the new website for Higher Education institutions!


Resources mentioned:
Comfort Measures for L & D Nurses: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comfort-measures-for-l-d-nurses-lexington-ky-tickets-45818534470
Toronto EBB event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/explore-the-evidence-with-dr-rebecca-dekker-tickets-47035880585?aff=
Higher Ed Program: Contact info@evidencebasedbirth.com
Childbirth Class Pilot: https://ebbirth.com/childbirthclass
Wait list for EBB Instructor program: https://ebbirth.com/instructor
Migraine program Rebecca joined where they're teaching her how to use the Keto diet: https://www.mymigrainemiracle.com/ (not an affiliate link!)

Direct download: EBB_33_-_Whats_up_next_for_EBB.mp3
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In this podcast, Rebecca shares how the Evidence Based Birth® Signature Articles are created, and some important updates that were made to the Group B Strep and Erythromycin Eye Ointment article.

Resources:
About Signature Articles: https://ebbirth.com/about-evidence-based-birth/
Find Signature Articles: https://ebbirth.com/blog/
Become a newsletter subscriber: https://ebbirth.com
Group B Strep: https://ebbirth.com/groupbstrep
Eye Ointment: https://ebbirth.com/eyeointment

Direct download: SigArticles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

What hypnosis is and how hypnotherapy might work to provide pain relief during labor? Whether people who have used hypnosis during childbirth found it to be beneficial? What the evidence from randomized controlled trials shows about using hypnosis for pain relief during labor

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_31_-_Hypnosis.mp3
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Did you know there are different ways to monitor the baby's heartbeat during labor and birth? Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) is common but not without its drawbacks. We discuss the pros and cons of EFM and its alternative, hands-on listening with a fetal Doppler or fetal stethoscope.

Direct download: EBB_30_-_Fetal_Monitorings.mp3
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In today's podcast, we'll learn what sterile water injections are and how they might help to provide pain relief during labor. We'll discuss the evidence on their effectiveness and the latest clinical recommendations from a 2017 systematic review.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

 

Direct download: EBB_29_-_SWI.mp3
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This podcast covers the evidence on childbirth education for pain relief during labor. How many people take childbirth classes and what material do they cover? We discuss the challenges of studying childbirth education interventions and go over the findings from an interesting study on this topic out of Australia.

To check out our Professional Membership, visit https://ebbirth.com/membership

 

Direct download: EBB_28_-_CBE.mp3
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What is TENS and how is it used for pain relief during labor? In today's video, we'll share all about the evidence for using TENS during labor and how researchers think it might work. We'll also discuss its history, if it's linked to any adverse effects, and how you can acquire a TENS unit and learn to use it.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/ and visit EBB PDF library here: 

http://evidencebasedbirthacademy.com/dashboard/pdf-library/

Direct download: EBB_27_-_TENS.mp3
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What aromatherapy is. How aromatherapy during labor might work to provide pain relief. What the evidence shows about using aromatherapy during labor for pain relief

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_25_-_Aromatherapy.mp3
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What acupuncture and acupressure are? How acupuncture and acupressure might work to provide pain relief during labor. What the evidence shows about using acupuncture and acupressure for pain relief during labor?

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit http://ebbirth.com/membership

 

Direct download: EBB_25_-_Acupuncture_and_acupressure.mp3
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In today's podcast, Rebecca shares the story of how Evidence Based Birth® went from a tiny blog to a worldwide movement. Learn what kept crashing the website, what Rebecca's famous "surprise project" was, and how we manage to fund the work that we do. Finally, get a sneak peek into Rebecca's goals and vision for the future of EBB. To register for the home birth webinar, visit https://ebbirth.com/homebirthwebinar.

To check out our Professional Membership, visit https://ebbirth.com/membership

 

Direct download: EBB_24_-_Behind_the_Scenes.mp3
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In today's podcast, we talk about the types of different home birth midwives in the U.S. This podcast will prep you to attend the free public webinar all about the evidence on home birth. To register for the webinar (only available through May 8, 2018), visit https://ebbirth.com/homebirthwebinar

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/ and visit EBB PDF library here: 

http://evidencebasedbirthacademy.com/dashboard/pdf-library/

 

Here are the references we used to create today's podcast:

  • American College of Nurse Midwives (2017). Comparison of Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives. Accessed online April 4, 2018. Available at: http://www.midwife.org/index.asp?bid=59&cat=12&button=Search&rec=254
  • The Big Push for Midwives (2018). CPMs Legal Status by State. Accessed online April 4, 2018. Available at: http://pushformidwives.nationbuilder.com/cpms_legal_status_by_state
  • MacDorman, M. F. and Declercq, E. (2016). "Trends and Characteristics of United States Out-of-Hospital Births 2004-2014: New Information on Risk Status and Access to Care." Birth 43(2): 116-124. Click here.
  • Midwives Alliance of North America (2016). About Midwives: Types of Midwives. Accessed online April 4, 2018. Available at: https://mana.org/about-midwives/types-of-midwife.
  • Marzalik, P. R., Feltham, K. J., Jefferson, K., et al. (2018). "Midwifery education in the U.S. - Certified Nurse-Midwife, Certified Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife." Midwifery 60: 9-12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29471175
Direct download: EBB_23_-_Home_Birth_Midwives.mp3
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Recently, rates of home birth have nearly doubled in the U.S., from 0.56% to 1% today. Where is this increase in home birth coming from? How many women desire home birth, and why are they interested in this option? Listen to our podcast discussing the increasing numbers, then register for our free webinar about home birth at ebbirth.com/homebirthwebinar

Direct download: EBB_22_-_Homebirth.mp3
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What a birth doula is and how a doula provides pain relief during childbirth. What the evidence shows about using a doula for pain relief. If continuous support from a doula is more effective for improving some health outcomes than continuous support from hospital staff or family/friends. How to find a doula

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Learn more about Doulas: http://ebbirth.com/doula

Direct download: 21_Doula.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

What hydrotherapy is and how often it is used for pain relief during labor and birth. What studies have found about the effectiveness of water immersion during labor for pain relief. What several professional organizations recommend about the use of water immersion during labor for pain relief.

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/ and check our the courses we offer:

 http://evidencebasedbirthacademy.com/dashboard/course-directory/

 

Direct download: EBB_20_-_Water_immersion.mp3
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Learn from the comfort of your own home

  • Flexibility of online learning + Support of in-person connections
  • Watch online videos of Dr. Rebecca Dekker and other professionals
  • Learn directly from an experienced Evidence Based Birth®® Instructor in your area
  • Meet others in your community who are also preparing for childbirth

Visit: http://ebbirth.com/childbirthclass

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit http://ebbirth.com/membership

Direct download: EBB_19_-_Childbirth_class.mp3
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If research evidence tells us how often painless birth occurs. How labor pain can be interpreted as positive or negative. How pain perception can be influenced by state of mind, environmental stress, and social support. About the complex relationship between pain relief and maternal satisfaction

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/ and visit EBB PDF library here: 

http://evidencebasedbirthacademy.com/dashboard/pdf-library/

 

Direct download: EBB_18_-_Painless_Birth.mp3
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How could upright birthing positions benefit mothers and babies? How common are upright birthing positions? For people without epidurals, which birthing positions are best supported by evidence? For people with epidurals, which birthing positions are best supported by evidence?

Read more about The Evidence on: Birthing Positions: https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-birthing-positions/

To learn more about the EBB Instructor program, please visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-an-evidence-based-birth-instructor/

Direct download: EBB_17_-_Birthing_Positions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Why researchers think that upright positions during labor may benefit normal, physiologic childbirth. What studies have found about the effectiveness of movement and upright positions during labor for pain relief. What several professional organizations recommend about the use of movement and upright positions during labor for pain relief 

Visit our official EBB shop at: https://evidence-based-birth.myshopify.com/

To learn more about the EBB Instructor program, please visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-an-evidence-based-birth-instructor/

Direct download: EBB_16_-_Movement_and_Positions.mp3
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What nitrous oxide gas is and how it is used during labor for pain relief. What studies have found about the safety and effectiveness of nitrous oxide during labor. The potential pros and cons of using nitrous oxide gas for pain relief during labor

To find out if there's a Savvy Birth Workshop near you, visit the Evidence Based Birth® Facebook page and click on "Events." You can also see if there is an Instructor near you by visiting directory.evidencebasedbirth.com

Direct download: EBB_15_N2O.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Which IV opioids during labor are most commonly used. What studies have found about the safety and effectiveness of IV opioids during labor. The potential pros and cons of using IV opioids during labor

 

To learn more about the EBB Instructor program, please visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-an-evidence-based-birth-instructor/

Direct download: ebb_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

How epidurals could potentially slow the pushing phase of labor. What randomized, controlled trials and large observational studies have found about the effects of epidurals on the second stage of labor. If turning off a mother’s low-dose epidural at the start of the second stage makes a difference in labor duration or other health outcomes

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

 

Direct download: EBB_13_-_Epidurals_and_2nd_stage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

How epidurals and spinals could potentially harm breastfeeding success. If the relationship between epidurals during labor and breastfeeding success has been studied—and what they found!

Visit our official EBB shop at: https://evidence-based-birth.myshopify.com/

To learn more about the EBB Instructor program, please visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-an-evidence-based-birth-instructor/

Direct download: EBB_12_-_Epidurals_and_Breastfeeding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode, Rebecca talks about the updated evidence on waterbirth. You can read more at ebbirth.com/waterbirth 

To learn more about the EBB Instructor program, please visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-an-evidence-based-birth-instructor/

Direct download: EBB_10_-_Waterbirth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

This podcast is all about the ARRIVE study, a Randomized Trial of Induction versus Expectant Management, was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Conducted by the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU). They meant to look at the effects of elective induction at 39 weeks

To find out if there's a Savvy Birth Workshop near you, visit the Evidence Based Birth® Facebook page and click on "Events." You can also see if there is an Instructor near you by visiting evidencebasedbirth.com

Direct download: EBB_10_-_BonusPodcast_ARRIVE_study.mp3
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How often epidurals during labor are used, and the difference between epidurals, spinals, and combined spinal epidurals (CSEs). The benefits of epidurals, spinals, and CSEs. The potential risks and side effects of epidurals, spinals, and CSEs for mother and baby

To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/

Direct download: EBB_9_-_Epidurals_Overview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

The difference between “pain” and “suffering”. The two different approaches in pain management during labor and birth—“pain relief” versus “working with pain”. Types of pain management strategies

 

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Direct download: EBB_8_-_Overview_of_pain_management_during_labor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

  • Frequently marketed claims about placenta encapsulation
  • How many experimental trials have ever been done with placenta encapsulation
  • Results from the newest randomized, placebo-controlled trial on placenta encapsulation

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Direct download: EBB_7_-_Evidence_on_placenta_encapsulation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EST

The benefits of membrane sweeping. The cons of membrane sweeping. Why you have the right to informed consent/refusal with membrane sweeping

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Direct download: EBB_6_-_Pros_and_cons_of_membrane_sweeping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EST

The results from the two randomized trials on cervical checks at the end of pregnancy. The potential benefits and potential harms of prenatal cervical checks. How to handle a situation if your doctor traditionally does vaginal exams at the end of pregnancy, but you don’t want one for whatever reason

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Direct download: EBB_5_-_Evidence_on_prenatal_vaginal_exams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EST

How much research do we have on the microbiome and waterbirth? What does “normal flora” mean, and why is it important? What does the existing research say about waterbirth and the bacteria on a baby’s skin? Is there any other research from newborn baths that we can refer to when talking about this issue?

 

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Direct download: EBB_4_-_Waterbirth_and_the_newborn_microbiome.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am EST

In this episode of the Evidence Based Birth® podcast, Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, talks about why it's so difficult to find evidence based care.

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Direct download: EBB_3_-_Why_its_so_hard_to_get_evidence_based_care.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

In this second episode of the Evidence Based Birth® podcast, Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, shares the true definition of evidence based care, and talks about the different kind of evidence you can read about your birth options.

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Direct download: EBB_2_-_What_is_evidence_based_care.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

Welcome to the Evidence Based Birth® podcast! In this first episode, Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, the founder of EBB, shares the story of how evidence based birth began. To learn more about her story, visit ebbirth.com/author

 

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Direct download: EBB_1_-_Intro_to_Evidence_Based_Birth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

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