Evidence Based Birth®

This episode concludes our series of interviews we conducted live from the 2019 Evidence Based Birth Conference - Bringing the Evidence to Life. EBB Instructor and Professional Membership Coordinator Chanté Perryman interviewed several different panels of attendees, hearing from them the most pressing issues in their communities, and how they plan to affect change. 

This week, we hear from some inspiring birth workers of color: doula, certified lactation counselor, and student midwife Divine Bailey-Nicholas; nurse, doula, certified childbirth educator and certified lactation counselor Carmen Southall-Wamhoff; and midwife, doula, monitrice, and advocate Ms. Charlotte Marie Shilo-Goudeau.

Hear each of these dynamic change makers describe the challenges they are facing and how they are making an impact for the women and families they serve. In addition to the conference interview, I am pleased to continue the conversation with further insights from Carmen!

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. Find an EBB Instructor here, and click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.

RESOURCES:

Evidence Based Birth offers a fantastic cross-professional community in our Professional membership! Get more information here.

As long as minority mothers and babies are dying at disparately high rates, I am committed to offering scholarships for our membership for birth professionals of color. Learn more here.

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This episode is the second in our series of interviews we conducted live from the 2019 Evidence Based Birth Conference. EBB Instructor and Professional Membership Coordinator Chanté Perryman interviewed several different panels of attendees, hearing from them the most pressing issues in their communities, and how they plan to affect change. 

This week, we hear from midwives: CPM Paige Dickinson, CNM Jen Matera, and direct entry midwife Rachel Mueller. Hear about the cultural climate towards midwifery in each of their areas, how they are interacting with their hospitals and birth centers, and the challenges being faced within the midwife community. After the interview, I discuss the research evidence on birth centers.

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. Find an EBB Instructor here, and click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.

RESOURCES:

  • American Association of Birth Centers: https://birthcenters.org
  • Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers: https://www.birthcenteraccreditation.org/
  • Declercq et al. Listening to Mothers SM III. New York: Childbirth Connection, May 2013.
  • MacDorman, M. F. and Declercq, E. (2018). Trends and state variations in out-of-hospital births in the United States, 2004-2017. Birth;00:1–10.
  • Stapleton (2013). "Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers: Demonstration of a Durable Model." J Midwifery Women’s Health 58: 3-14. 
  • Birthplace in England Collaborative Group (2011). Perinatal and maternal outcomes by planned place of birth for healthy women with low risk pregnancies: the Birthplace in England national prospective cohort study. BMJ;343:d7400.


Evidence Based Birth®️ offers a fantastic cross-professional community in our Professional membership! Get more information here.

Direct download: EBB_107_-_EBB_Conference_Interviews_-_Midwives.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

This episode is the first in our series of interviews we conducted live from the 2019 Evidence Based Birth Conference - Bringing the Evidence to Life. EBB Instructor and Professional Membership Coordinator Chanté Perryman interviewed several different panels of attendees, hearing from them the most pressing issues in their communities, and how they plan to affect change after being inspired at the conference. 

This week, we will hear from nurses and doulas: doula Rebecca McKinney, doula Sara Pixton, and labor and delivery nurse Paula Richards. Listen as they highlight some of the challenges faced between the two professions, and how both can work together to support women in labor. After their brief interview, I talk about the research evidence on the challenges of doulas and nurses working together, and offer potential solutions for collaboration!

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. Find an EBB Instructor here, and click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.

RESOURCES:

  • Facebook Group for Doulas and L & D Nurses working collaboratively together: here
  • Goer & Romano (2013). Optimal Care in Childbirth. Classic Day Publishing.
  • Morton & Clift. (2014). Birth Ambassadors. Texas: Praeclarus Press.
  • Bohren, M. A., Hofmeyr,  G. J., Sakala,  C., et al. (2017). Continuous support for women during childbirth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD003766. 
  • Bohren, M. A., Berger, B. O., Munthe-Kaas, H., et al. (2019). Perceptions and experiences of labour companionship: a qualitative evidence synthesis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012449. 
  • Roth, L. M., et al. (2016). “North American Nurses’ and Doulas’ Views of Each Other.”J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 45(6):790-800. 
  • Veltman (2007). Disruptive behavior in obstetrics: a hidden threat to patient safety. Am J Obstet Gynecol 196(6): 587e1-4, discussion e4-5.
  • Tumblin and Simkin. “Pregnant women’s perceptions of their nurses’ role during labor and delivery” (2001). Birth 28(1): 52-6 
  • Bowers. “Mothers’ experiences of labor support: exploration of qualitative research.” (2002). J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 31(6): 742-52. 
  • McNiven et al. “Supporting women in labor: a work sampling study of the activities of labor and delivery nurses.” (1992). Birth 19(1): 3-8. 
  • Gagnon, Waghorn. “Supportive care by maternity nurses: a work sampling study in an intrapartum unit.” (1996). Birth 23 (1): 1-6. 
  • Gale et al. “Measuring nursing support during childbirth. (2001). Am J Matern Cild Nurs 26(5): 264-71 
  • Miltner. “More than support: nursing interventions provided to women in labor.” (2002). J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 38(2): 753-61. 
  • Barnett. “A new way to measure nursing: Computer timing of nursing time and support of laboring patients.” (2008). Computers, Informatics, Nursing 26(4): 199-206.

Evidence Based Birth®️ offers a fantastic cross-professional community in our Professional membership! Get more information here.

Direct download: EBB_106_-_EBB_Conference_Interviews_-_Nurses_and_Doulas.mp3
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