Provide a 9 pages analysis while answering the following question:
Provide a 9 pages analysis while answering the following question: Preperation of an evidence based clincal guideline informed by critque of relevent evidence. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. This review considered three types of studies, namely the randomized control trial, a systematic review and a qualitative study. It emerged that, water immersion presented a reduced need for the use of analgesia during labor. Moreover, women felt more confident and in control of the birth process when water immersion was used. However, one of the studies highlighted that there was a higher risk of infection when water immersion was used.
The three studies considered in the review presented evidence that water immersion had the potential to reduce the use of analgesia during the first two stages of labor. However, it also highlighted that failure to take precautions regarding the safety of the water may lead to infections in the unborn baby. Evidently, further research concerning this issue is needed.
This review considers three different types of studies in a bid to gain the evidence of the potential benefits of using water immersion during the first two stages of labor. A close analysis of the results from each study reveals that water immersion may serve to reduce the pain experienced during labor and hence eliminate the need for spinal analgesia that is normally given to women in labor. Even when there is a need for analgesia, the studies reveal that it is usually limited when using water immersion. There is a need for advanced research in this sector because the available evidence does not give conclusive findings on the rate of infection during water immersion.
In the 21st century, water birth has become one of the choices that women make regarding their preferred methods of delivery. There has been an increasing controversy regarding the potential benefits of water birth as well as the new challenges it may pose. This necessitates the presence of a clinical guideline that highlights the critical issues related to water birth (da Silva, de Oliveira, & Nobre, 2009).