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2022 Jul 07

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol

A prospective cohort study comparing neonatal outcomes of waterbirth and land birth in an Australian tertiary maternity unit.


Seed E, Kearney L, Weaver E, Ryan EG, Nugent R
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2022 Jul 07.
PMID: 35796252.


Maternal preference for warm water immersion (WWI) and waterbirth is increasing, but adoption into obstetric guidelines and clinical practice remains limited. Concerns regarding safety and a paucity of evidence have been cited as reasons for the limited adoption and uptake.