Creating an Effective Birth Plan
Combat Boot Mama: Creating Your Visual Birth Plan
Earth Mama Blog: Earth Mama’s Free Birth Plan
New Spirit Arrivals: Creating a Visual Birth Plan
Seanna Nicole: Visual Birth Plan Generator
Visual Birth Plan Icons
Avoiding Unnecessary Interventions
Induction of Labor
Bishop Score Calculator app (iPhone)
Childbirth Connection: Labor Induction Basics
Evidence Based Birth: Evidence on Inducing Labor for Going Past Your Due Date
Evidence Based Birth: What is the Evidence for Inducing Labor if Your Water Breaks at Term?
Evidence Based Birth: What is the Evidence for Induction or C-Section for a Big Baby?
The Journal of Perinatal Education: The Freedom to Birth – The Use of Cytotec to Induce Labor: A Non-Evidence-Based Intervention
Lamaze International: Let Labor Begin on Its Own
Mother’s Advocate: Healthy Birth Your Way: Let Labor Begin on its Own
Perinatology.com: Bishop Score Calculator
Science & Sensibility: What is the Evidence for Induction for Low Amniotic Fluid in a Healthy Pregnancy?
Your Baby Booty: Inducing Birth
Labor Stimulation Methods
Ancient Current Acupuncture: Acupressure Points to Stimulate Labor (leg and foot points)
Ancient Current Acupuncture: Acupressure Points to Stimulate Labor (upper back and hand points)
Ancient Current Acupuncture: Acupressure Points to Stimulate Labor (low back points)
BirthRoot Midwifery: Natural Methods of Labor Stimulation
Fit Mums: Exercises to Help Induce Labour
First Stage Interventions
Evidence Based Birth: Are IV fluids necessary during labor?
Evidence Based Birth: Evidence Based Fetal Monitoring
Evidence Based Birth: Evidence for the Saline Lock During Labor
Evidence Based Birth: Friedman’s Curve and Failure to Progress: A Leading Cause of Unplanned C-Sections
Evidence Based Birth: Q&A: Food and Drink During Labor
Evidence Based Birth: What is the Evidence for Fetal Monitoring on Admission?
Lamaze International: Can Good Intentions Backfire During Labor: A Closer Look at EFM
National Partnership for Women & Families: New Scientific Report: Unnecessary Medical Interventions in Labor and Delivery May be Putting Mothers, Babies at Risk
Rachel Kwock: Failure to Progress The Movie
Science & Sensibility: Epidurals: Do They or Don’t They Increase Cesareans?
Using the Peanut Ball During Labor with an Epidural
Whole Woman: 5 Very Good Reasons to Refuse Vaginal Exams in Labour
Your Baby Booty: Should I Get an Epidural?
Second and Third Stage Interventions
ACOG: Assisted Vaginal Delivery
Cochrane: Delivering the Placenta with Active, Expectant, or Mixed Management in the Third Stage of Labor
Cochrane: Episiotomy for Vaginal Birth
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Vacuum Extraction versus Forceps for Assisted Vaginal Delivery
Evidence Based Birth: What is the Evidence for Pushing Positions?
Journal of Perinatal Education: When and How to Push: Providing the Most Current Information About Second-Stage Labor to Women During Childbirth Education
Lamaze International: Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back and Follow Your Body’s Urges to Push
Royal College of Midwives: Second Stage of Labour: Challenging the Use of Directed Pushing