Barbara Harper from Waterbirth International wrote this blog regarding ACOG’s recently published opinion on Water Immersion and Birth in a blog on the website Science and Sensibility. I am relieved to find that Barbara finds this opinion more favorable than the ACOG Opinion from 2014. Morristown Medical Center, Positive Waterbirth Data Since 2008 Morristown Medical… [Read More…]
On February 26th, the Midwives of New Jersey, the foremost experts in waterbirth in New Jersey, received an email saying that Lead had been found in Morristown Medical Center’s water supply. In response, the hospital had made the decision that, for the safety of the clients and their babies, there would be no water immersion… [Read More…]
Waterbirth Is Safe In the largest waterbirth study ever conducted, Oregon State University found that being born underwater posed no additional risk of mortality or negative outcome to newborns! The study, which was published in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, looked at the outcomes of more than 18,000 births, including 6,534 infants born underwater. This is good… [Read More…]
Opposing Views on Waterbirth When the concept of waterbirth is posed, people tend to have polar opposite reactions. They may imagine it to be disgusting, swimming in a pool of body secretions or relaxing like being in a spa. They may envision it to be completely natural (because of course, the baby has been in… [Read More…]
Women defend right to Waterbirth It’s letters like these that have a tremendous impact on natural childbirth and women’s health. Waterbirth will remain at Morristown Memorial Hospital because of testimonies like these. I am writing in response to ACOG’s recent position regarding the clinical benefit and safety of waterbirth. As both a mom, and a… [Read More…]
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In light of recent events, I was interviewed by Boston’s NPR news station to share my opinion and experience surrounding Waterbirth. The article can be found here http://commonhealth.wbur.org/tag/water-birth ACOG & AAP Joint Statement on Waterbirth The American College of Obstetricans and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics has just issued a joint statement that… [Read More…]