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EBB 106 - EBB Conference Series: Nurses and Doulas

Evidence Based Birth®

Release Date: 12/04/2019

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Evidence Based Birth®

In this episode, I am joined by Vicki Penwell, a licensed midwife and CPM, and the founder and executive director of Mercy in Action Vineyard, Inc. Mercy in Action is responsible for more than 15,500 safe births in the Philippines since 1991 - at no cost to the parents - with outcomes four times better than the country’s national average. Vicki is also executive director of the Mercy in Action College of Midwifery, has a Master’s degree in midwifery in the U.S., and a Master’s degree in intercultural studies in the Philippines. She has forty years of experience accepting late transfer of...

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In this episode, I cover all the evidence to date on COVID-19 and pregnancy.

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In this episode, I am excited to welcome Nicole Phelps, proud mom of three young boys and supportive wife to World Champion Michael Phelps. Hear Nicole share her pregnancy and birth stories, and particularly her experience with cholestasis during pregnancy – a liver condition that can cause severe itching and other symptoms, and carries the risk for serious complications including stillbirth.

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EBB 119 - Nurse Midwifery as a Career Option with Liane MacPherson show art EBB 119 - Nurse Midwifery as a Career Option with Liane MacPherson

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In this episode, I talk with certified nurse midwife Liane MacPherson. Liane has been working in women’s health for over 32 years - initially as a labor and delivery nurse, and for the past 19 years as a CNM. She is also a lactation consultant, a childbirth educator, and a midwifery professor with the Georgetown University graduate midwifery program, into which she introduced Evidence Based Birth®️’s Higher Ed resources.

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EBB 118 - How to Have a Healthy Postpartum Transition with Dr. Alyssa Berlin show art EBB 118 - How to Have a Healthy Postpartum Transition with Dr. Alyssa Berlin

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In this week’s episode I interview Dr. Alyssa Berlin, a clinical psychologist specializing in pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting. She is also creator of the AfterBirth Plan Workshop, a program preparing couples for a physically and emotionally healthy postpartum transition - for the baby, for each partner, and for their evolving relationships. Dr. Berlin has specific expertise working with emotional concerns that may arise before, during, or after birth.

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In this episode, we discuss the evidence on inducing versus waiting for labor when you’re going past your due date. I am joined by Evidence Based Birth  researcher Anna Bertone, MPH, to explore all the latest on this topic and talk about the brand new Evidence Based Birth Signature Article - The Evidence on: Inducing for Due Dates.

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In this episode, I am joined by Danie Crofoot of Full Spectrum Doulas, an organization dedicated to creating dialogue around topics such as LGBTQIA+ inclusion, cultural competency, racial issues, and much more within the birth community. Their goal is to create space and support for people to have the power to write their own birth and postpartum stories. Danie is a childbirth educator and sex educator, and is known as a “traveling doula” - splitting time mostly between Los Angeles and New York.

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In this episode I am joined by Michelle Odoerfer, a mother of two young girls living in Clinton Township, Michigan with her husband Andrew. Michelle experienced two very different births - her first, in a hospital, was tense as she had to endure verbal and physical aggression from an attending OB. Her second was a peaceful, unattended home birth, with just herself and her husband (baby came so fast the midwife didn’t make it).

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In this episode I am joined by new parent Jenny Russell, a registered nurse from Tennessee. Jenny struggled with infertility during her previous marriage, became unexpectedly pregnant in a new relationship, and took the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class as a single parent without a support person. Her EBB Instructor, Heidi Duncan, taught the class and also served as her doula.

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In this episode, I am joined by Sabrina Tran of Alabama, who recently had a daughter, and took the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class with Instructor Traci Weafer. Sabrina, a therapist, is now a stay at home mom.

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This episode is the first in our series of interviews we conducted live from the 2019 Evidence Based Birth Conference - Bringing the Evidence to Life. EBB Instructor and Professional Membership Coordinator Chanté Perryman interviewed several different panels of attendees, hearing from them the most pressing issues in their communities, and how they plan to affect change after being inspired at the conference. 

This week, we will hear from nurses and doulas: doula Rebecca McKinney, doula Sara Pixton, and labor and delivery nurse Paula Richards. Listen as they highlight some of the challenges faced between the two professions, and how both can work together to support women in labor. After their brief interview, I talk about the research evidence on the challenges of doulas and nurses working together, and offer potential solutions for collaboration!

For more information and news about Evidence Based Birth®, visit www.ebbirth.com. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Ready to get involved? Check out our Professional membership (including scholarship options) and our Instructor program. Find an EBB Instructor here, and click here to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.

RESOURCES:

  • Facebook Group for Doulas and L & D Nurses working collaboratively together: here
  • Goer & Romano (2013). Optimal Care in Childbirth. Classic Day Publishing.
  • Morton & Clift. (2014). Birth Ambassadors. Texas: Praeclarus Press.
  • Bohren, M. A., Hofmeyr,  G. J., Sakala,  C., et al. (2017). Continuous support for women during childbirth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD003766. 
  • Bohren, M. A., Berger, B. O., Munthe-Kaas, H., et al. (2019). Perceptions and experiences of labour companionship: a qualitative evidence synthesis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012449. 
  • Roth, L. M., et al. (2016). “North American Nurses’ and Doulas’ Views of Each Other.”J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 45(6):790-800. 
  • Veltman (2007). Disruptive behavior in obstetrics: a hidden threat to patient safety. Am J Obstet Gynecol 196(6): 587e1-4, discussion e4-5.
  • Tumblin and Simkin. “Pregnant women’s perceptions of their nurses’ role during labor and delivery” (2001). Birth 28(1): 52-6 
  • Bowers. “Mothers’ experiences of labor support: exploration of qualitative research.” (2002). J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 31(6): 742-52. 
  • McNiven et al. “Supporting women in labor: a work sampling study of the activities of labor and delivery nurses.” (1992). Birth 19(1): 3-8. 
  • Gagnon, Waghorn. “Supportive care by maternity nurses: a work sampling study in an intrapartum unit.” (1996). Birth 23 (1): 1-6. 
  • Gale et al. “Measuring nursing support during childbirth. (2001). Am J Matern Cild Nurs 26(5): 264-71 
  • Miltner. “More than support: nursing interventions provided to women in labor.” (2002). J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 38(2): 753-61. 
  • Barnett. “A new way to measure nursing: Computer timing of nursing time and support of laboring patients.” (2008). Computers, Informatics, Nursing 26(4): 199-206.

Evidence Based Birth®️ offers a fantastic cross-professional community in our Professional membership! Get more information here.