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Author: Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN

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In the Evidence Based Birth® podcast, we cover the research evidence on hot topics about pregnancy and childbirth! Our mission is to raise the quality of childbirth care globally, by putting accurate, evidence based research into the hands of families and communities, so they can make informed, empowered choices.
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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   To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/
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. To learn more about the EBB Instructor program, please visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-an-evidence-based-birth-instructor/
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. 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
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?   Visit our official EBB shop at: https://evidence-based-birth.myshopify.com/
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 To learn more about the EBB Professional Membership, visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-pro-member/
The benefits of membrane sweeping. The cons of membrane sweeping. Why you have the right to informed consent/refusal with membrane sweeping To learn more about the EBB Instructor program, please visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/become-an-evidence-based-birth-instructor/
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 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
In this episode, I interview AnnaMarie and Drew Stoudenmire of Greenville, South Carolina. They are parents to Otto - their first baby - who at the time of recording was only seven weeks old. AnnaMarie and Drew took one of the first Evidence Based Birth Childbirth classes in the U.S., taught by EBB Instructor Mary Kury. They heard about the class from a nurse practitioner, who recommended Mary as a childbirth education instructor.  Listen as AnnaMarie and Drew tell their exciting water birth story, and how they applied what they learned in their Evidence Based Birth Childbirth class as they rushed to their birth center! 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.
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   Visit our official EBB shop at: https://evidence-based-birth.myshopify.com/
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/
EBB 10 - ARRIVE study

EBB 10 - ARRIVE study

2018-02-0525:522

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
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/
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/
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/  
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/
EBB 15 - Nitrous oxide

EBB 15 - Nitrous oxide

2018-03-0713:261

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
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/
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/
EBB 18 - Painless Birth

EBB 18 - Painless Birth

2018-03-2115:141

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/  
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
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