Welcome to SeattleBirthNet: Research and Articles Childbirth Education and Labor Support for Expectant Families
Welcome to my research area. For a list of articles related to homebirth, please click here.
There's no decision like an informed decision and with that in mind I encourage you to learn what you can regarding pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
I do my best to compile relevant and evidence based research and articles for parents to use for their own educational purposes. If you come across some research you think should be listed here, please email me a link and I will review it and post it if appropriate. Thank you!
Why is it important to learn from evidence based research and articles? Although there are many fantastic websites out there with all kinds of information on them, many are motivated by something they are selling. It may not be as blatant as a product, but most likely a philosophy or political bent. It is time consuming to weed through all of the information and to be left wondering if you just read information that is actually best for you can be unsettling. So I say, enjoy those websites as fun places to connect and hear ideas, but when you need to make a decision about the care of yourself or your baby--head to evidence based research and articles. Print them out and take them to your provider to discuss them. These articles do not replace medical advice in anyway.
Maternity Care: Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery http://www.childbirthconnections.org/ evidence based research and information. The definitive website for the self-educated, evidence-based, best-practice parent.