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Seven Secrets of Successful Waterbirth

by Barbara Harper, RN, CLD, CCE, CKC, DEM
  • Duration: 1439 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, .1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: Midwifery 2015

Waterbirth is more than a fad or trend – it is evidence based practice in hospitals, birth centers and home birth throughout the world. Spending most or all of labour in water eases discomfort and creates a gentler birth process. The benefits of warm water immersion in labor and birth have been studied in many countries for over three decades.This course will explain why to integrate water immersion as a comfort measure option during childbirth and highlight the benefits of waterbirth as part of a gentle birth approach to maternity care. Special emphasis is given on newborn transitional physiology, the latest research, the impact of the ACOG opinion and we’ll discuss the Seven Secrets of Successful Waterbirth which include: Mobility, Intimacy, Safety, Research, Confidence, Consciousness and Fetal and Newborn Capabilities.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Discuss the ACOG/AAP position statement on birth in water based on current research.
Objective 2: List three instances when water immersion could be used as an intervention in labour.
Objective 3: Identify four common contraindication to birth in water
Objective 4:Explain the physiology of newborn transition and why the water environment for birth is safe, including the impact of delayed cord clamping on newborn breathing.

Categories: Midwifery
Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks