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|"All About Water Birthing," by Pregnancy Center on Discovery Health.|
|An archived program: by Barbara Harper - To Quote Barbara Harper, RN, "The pendulum, we hope, has swung as far as it can in the direction of the medicalization of birth and is now swinging back to a more sensible friendly approach.." When the 1st edition of Gentle Birth Choices was published in 1994, Barbara was already an educated, experienced and outspoken advocate for mothers and babies and families. Her nonprofit, Global Maternal/Child Health Association, has been going strong since 1990.|
|A rebuttle to 'Why you should not give birth underwater,'|
|"Birth in the Water," By True Blue Natural Family Resources.|
|"Birthing is beautiful," by Marcia P. Duffy
Parents demanding more services,and hospitals are providing them.|
|"Birthing alternatives: The Waterbirth," by Theresa arner, D.C., FICPA, from the Chiropractic Journal
For many women, labor can be an arduous time. Convincing your body to relax, to decrease or eliminate the pain, is not always easy, and not all women are able to master this process. This is especially true as labor escalates into its later stages.|
|"Benefits of Laboring and Birthing in Water" Today more and more women are making the decision to give birth at home with the help of a birthing pool. We have outlined some of the benefits experienced by women in labour who have decided to use water during their births.|
|BMJ 1999;319:483-487 ( 21 August ) Ruth E Gilbert, Pat A Tookey,
Perinatal mortality and morbidity among babies delivered in water: surveillance study and postal survey|
|BMJ 1999;319:524 ( 21 August ) Water births|
|BREECH AND TWIN DELIVERIES IN THE WATER|
|British Medical Journal: Perinatal mortality and morbidity among babies delivered in water: surveillance study and postal survey|
|Cohen, Jill, Midwifery Today Magazine, "A Midwife's Perspective: Labor and Birth in the Water."
|Collecting Cord Blood at a Waterbirth. A variety of responses regarding this proceedure. Cord does NOT have to be cut immediately after birth.|
|Choosing Waterbirth : Reclaiming the Sacred Power of Birth by Lakshmi Bertram
|Eberhard, Jakob, Geissbühler, Verena. Influence of Alternative Birth Methods on Traditional Birth Management. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. Issue 15, pp 283-290; 2000.|
|Eberhard, Jakob, Geissbühler, Verena. Waterbirths: A Comparative Study - A Prospective Study on More than 2,000 Waterbirths. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. Issue 15, pp 291-300; 2000.|
| E-News archive dedicated to Waterbirth, Midwifery Today Magazine.
|Ethel Burns, Research Midwife, develops An International Collaboration:
Water immersion during labour/birth through Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development (OCHRAD), School of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University Oxford, UK © 2003.
For the first time, an opportunity for midwives and doctors world wide to collect consistent data, and contribute to the evidence base about water immersion during labour and birth.
This tool will be equally useful to midwives and doctors caring for women in hospital, in a birth centre or at home.|
|Effects of intrapartum hydrotherapy on labour related parameters. Aird IA,|
|Fetal Diagn Ther 2000 Sep-Oct;15(5):291-300 Geissbuhler V, Eberhard J.
Waterbirths: a comparative study. A prospective study on more than 2,000 waterbirths|
|Giving Birth in Water - Benefits and Methods|
|Home Birth Association of Ireland|
|How does the Baby Breathe in a Waterbirth?
|How Does A Baby Breathe In A Water Birth?|
|How To Get a Water Birth By Fiona Campbell-Smith|
|Hydrotherapy for Labor & Birth Can Mean Smooth Sailing for Mother & Child|
|Immersion in water in pregnancy, labour and birth (Cochrane Review) From The Cochrane Libary, Issue 2, 2001. Prepared and published by Update Software Ltd|
|Intimacy of Water In Birth By Gloria Lemay|
|"Labor Tips for a Natural Childbirth" Relaxation is one of the most helpful techniques for pain relief. Let your body do what it is supposed to do.|
|Labor of Love - Our Waterbirth Decision|
|"Minnesota Women Embrace the Gentle Option of Water Birth,"
by Darlene Pfister, Star Tribune, Published Oct 1, 2002.|
|Midwifery Today Magazine: Question of the Quarter: What is your favorite waterbirth story?
|Mum seeks second water birth in Shanghai, By Hu Yan (China Daily), Updated: 2005-03-26.|
|McLean, Marion Toepke and Michel Odent - Waterbirth
|Medical Necessity for Warm Water Immersion Tub|
|Midwifery Today Issue 54, Summer 2000, “Waterbirth”|
|Minnesota Women Embrace the Gentle Option of Water Birth|
|Nguyen S, Kuschel C, Teele R, Spooner C. Water birth—a near-drowning experience. Pediatrics.2002; 110 :411 –413[Free Full Text]|
|New Methods of Natural Childbirth: Water Birth and Home Birth, on Pregancy-Facts.com.|
|New Study Confirms... Women Who Labour in Water Have Lower Rate of Epidural Analgesia|
|Nice Summary of Comfort Measures|
|Odent, M.D., Michel, Midwifery Today Magazine, "What I Learned from the First Hospital Birthing Pool."
|Odent, MD, Michel, Midwifery Today Magazine, "A Landmark in the History of Birthing Pools."
|Obstacles to a Waterbirth By the Good Birth Company Website|
|Ocean Birth - Russia|
|Odent, M - A Landmark in the Hisotry of Birthing Pools|
|One Midwife's Waterbirth Logistics|
|"Preparing For a Waterbirth" - First prepare your mind. Then follow this checklist.|
|Perinatal mortality and morbidity among babies delivered in water: surveillance study and postal survey Ruth E Gilbert, senior lecturer in clinical epidemiology, Pat A Tookey, senior research fellow. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH|
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