Water birth

Malaysian Health Technology Assessment (MaHTAS)
Record ID 32016000318
Authors' objectives: To assess the safety, effectiveness, economic implication, organizational or legal implication of water birth compared with conventional birth for the mother and the baby.
Authors' recommendations: A total of 1,201 titles were identified through the Ovid interface and PubMed. Twenty one articles related to water birth is included in this review: one systematic review, one non randomised controlled trial, two cohort, three case control studies, four cross sectional studies, three case series, six case reports and one economic evaluation study. The studies were conducted in Switzerland, Australia, United Kingdom, Italy, New Zealand, Turkey and Japan.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Malaysia
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Delivery, Obstetric
  • Female
  • Parturition
  • Pregnancy
  • Water
Organisation Name: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Section, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Level 4, Block E1, Parcel E, 62590 Putrajaya Malaysia Tel: +603 8883 1229
Contact Name: htamalaysia@moh.gov.my
Contact Email: htamalaysia@moh.gov.my
Copyright: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment (MaHTAS)
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