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JPE 23.3 Birth, Bath, and Beyond: The Science and Safety of Water Immersion During Labor and Birth

JPE 23.3 Birth, Bath, and Beyond: The Science and Safety of Water Immersion During Labor and Birth

JPE 23.3 Birth, Bath, and Beyond: The Science and Safety of Water Immersion During Labor and Birth

Barbara Harper
Barbara Harper
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Launch date: 17 Oct 2016

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2017

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The 2014 objection to birth in water voiced by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in ACOG Bulletin #594 on immersion in water during labor and birth is nothing new. The Committee on Fetus and Newborn published the very same opinion in 2005, based on a case report that was published in 2002 in the journal Pediatrics. What has changed since 2002 is a growing body of evidence that reports on the safety and efficacy of labor and birth in water. This article reviews the retrospective literature on water birth and explains newborn physiology and the protective mechanisms that prevent babies from breathing during a birth in water.


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Literature on water birth and explains newborn physiology and the protective mechanisms that prevent babies from breathing during a birth in water.
Barbara Harper

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Barbara Harper
on behalf of Lamaze International

"BARBARA HARPER, a former obstetric and pediatric nurse, is the founder and director of Waterbirth International.
Her work as a midwife, doula, and childbirth educator spans almost 40 years. Today she focuses on writing,
education, and training within hospitals, universities, and community groups worldwide. She was recognized
in 2002 by Lamaze International for her contributions to promoting normal birth on an international level. She is the author of Gentle Birth Choices book and DVD and producer of the original DVD, Birth Into Being: The Russian Waterbirth Experience. Barbara is expecting to release a new book this year, Birth, Bath and Beyond: A Practical Waterbirth Guide for Parents and Providers. Barbara has dedicated her life to helping heal the way we welcome babies into the world and to help parents and providers understand the benefits of warm water immersion during labour. The mother of three adult children (two youngest sons born at home in water), she lives near
Boca Raton, Florida, where she is active in her community as a volunteer, and is a midwifery and doula mentor and teacher. Her websites are www.waterbirth.org and barbaraharper.org"

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