New Largest Ever Waterbirth Study

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Maternal and neonatal outcomes following waterbirth: a cohort study of 17,530 waterbirths and 17,530 propensity score-matched land births

Abstract Objective Investigate maternal and neonatal outcomes following waterbirth. Design Retrospective cohort study, with propensity score matching to address confounding. Setting Community births, United States. Sample Medical records-based registry data from low-risk births were used to create waterbirth and land birth groups (n=17,530 each), propensity score-matched on >80 demographic and…

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Opposition to Waterbirth Is Not Evidence Based

Abstract No abstract available Find the full study Open source. To access this article, click here Citation Bovbjerg ML. Opposition to Waterbirth Is Not Evidence Based. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Oct 2. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8790. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33006506.

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Maternal and Newborn Outcomes Following Waterbirth: The Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project, 2004 to 2009 Cohort.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Data on the safety of waterbirth in the United States are lacking. METHODS: We used data from the Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project, birth years 2004 to 2009. We compared outcomes of neonates born underwater waterbirth (n = 6534), neonates not born underwater nonwaterbirth (n =…

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