The unique study of 176 couples in randomized controlled trials was facilitated in two major mixed demographic Sydney hospitals. Founder of She Births, Nadine Richardson provided background intellectual property including concept, methodology, course materials and training for the study.
It highlights dramatic improvements for the Study group who participated in the She Births program, in comparison to the Control group who received the standard hospital birth preparation course. The Study group experienced less medical interventions such as epidural and caesarean section providing a safer outcome for their babies. Couples experienced shorter labours, particularly second stage (pushing) by 32 minutes and a 12% reduction in perineal trauma.
This is the first time the world has seen such significant results via a childbirth preparation course (Cochrane Review 2007). Overtreatment within our modern maternity systems and the commonly experienced cascade of intervention continues to rise.
However, this study and the accessibility of She Births are now set to positively impact the way every woman around the world, and critically her partner prepares for childbirth. Contact us today if you would like to make She Births available within your community or your hospital.