Challenging Water Birth – How Wet Can It Get?
Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2005
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 318–322, December 2005
How to Cite
Keirse, M. J.N.C. (2005), Challenging Water Birth – How Wet Can It Get?. Birth, 32: 318–322. doi: 10.1111/j.0730-7659.2005.00390.x
- Issue online: 25 NOV 2005
- Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2005
ABSTRACT: Three recent papers, a large observational study, a systematic review, and a patient preference randomized controlled trial, addressed the perinatal outcome of water birth. Although their conclusions differ as much as their study design, all three reached conclusions that are substantially flawed because they are not supported by the data and/or display a profound disregard for what a particular research methodology can and cannot do. (BIRTH 32:4 December 2005)