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L'accouchement dans l'eau, une pratique bénéfique pour la mère et l'enfant : légende ou réalité scientifique ?

Abstract : Water birth, a beneficial method for mother and new born: Myth or scientific reality? Context: Water birth, a method chosen by mothers who prefer a more physiological birth, is not widely evaluated in the literature. Objective: To evaluate the impact on the maternal and fetal outcomes following water birth compared to land birth. Description of the study: This retrospective study (control vs. experimental) compares maternal and fetal outcomes between 238 water births and 238 land births (n=476), in France, at the maternity "Bluets", between 2008 and 2012. Results: In the group of patients water birth, we have noticed a significant decrease in the time of labour (p<0,0001), of medical interventions (p<0,001) and of the rate of episiotomy (p<0,0001); with no increase in the risk of maternal hemorrhage, infections or neonatal complications (p>0,05). Conclusion: Water births seem to result in benefits for both mother and new born, without increasing the risk of complications.
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Adrienne Vetterl. L'accouchement dans l'eau, une pratique bénéfique pour la mère et l'enfant : légende ou réalité scientifique ?. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2013. ⟨dumas-00873345⟩

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