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Water birth: one birthing center's observations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2671308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper discusses the water birth experiences of women who delivered at The Family Birthing Center of Upland, California, from February, 1985 to June 1, 1989. Of the 831 who used warm water immersion during their labor, 483 gave birth in the water with good Apgar scores; and there was only one minor maternal infection. These results clearly suggest that water birth--with certain precautions--is not only a desirable alternative for many women, but also a safe and positive intrapartum intervention.
L K Church
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nurse-midwifery     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0091-2182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurse Midwifery     Publication Date:    1989 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-12     Completed Date:  1989-10-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365647     Medline TA:  J Nurse Midwifery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-70     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
Hot Temperature / therapeutic use
Maternal-Child Health Centers
Nurse Midwives*
Relaxation Therapy

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