In today’s episode, we talk with Rebecca Dekker, founder of Evidence Based Birth and author of “Babies Are Not Pizzas: They’re Born, Not Delivered.” She describes what Evidence Based Birth is and how it can put research into your hands to help you make empowered choices for your birth. Within the episode, we cover the significant topic of how to work with the hospital in order to achieve your birth plan. We also answer common questions such as: "Is eye-ointment a required treatment for your newborn?", "Does pineapple juice help with contractions?", and "What are the benefits of Vitamin K supplements?" In addition, Rebecca explains the best way to use the resources she and her team provide for the community.
-What is Evidence Based Care? 1:18
-Is It Evidence Based?: Eating During Labor 7:47
-Professional Guidelines Can Be Flawed 9:55
-Defensive Medical Practice and Banning Over Innovating 11:56
-Change Can Happen 15:02
-Working With Hospitals to Achieve Your Birth Plan 18:54
-Dispelling Myths With Evidence-Based Care 24:01
-How evidencbasedbirth.com Finds Answers to Your Questions 38:18
-Using Evidence Based Birth’s Resources 45:01
“I’m spending a lot of time on this, way more than I would normally because I just feel like this is probably one of the most valuable resources that a mom could use.” Sarah, 46:41.