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 they believe it is relaxing like being in a spa. They may envision it to be completely natural (because of course, the… [Read More…]
Largest Waterbirth Study Proves it is Safe In 2017, the Midwives of New Jersey hosted the New Jersey Symposium for Physiologic Birth: 2017 The Evidence for Choice. Jennifer Vanderlaan MSN, MPH, RN CNM FNP, presented the meta-analysis, (Neonatal outcomes with water birth: A systematic review and meta-analysis) she, Dr. Priscilla Hall, and Dr. Mary Jane Lewitt… [Read More…]
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…]
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…]