If you are pregnant, there is a good chance you are in the midst of searching online and scouring libraries for information on childbirth. As a doula, I am often asked to help clients find reliable quality sources of information. In a world filled with opinions and advice, it can be hard to isolate research based evidence.
In the past few years one source of quality information has come from Rebecca Dekker, a PhD-prepared nurse researcher, and the created of the website Evidence Based Birth. Rebecca pulls together current research on various childbirth topics, discusses what they mean, and then draws conclusions on what that research supports. She also offers printable fact sheets and classes on specific topics.
Evidence Based Birth is a great place to start your in-depth research. Here are just a few of the topics that Rebecca dives into on her website: big babies, vitamin K, doulas, induction, fetal monitoring, drinking & eating, failure to progress, and so much more. Evidence Based Birth is a a true gem to be treasured.