Information on Tests/Procedures


Evidence on Home Birth--a webinar from Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN looking at research on the safety of home birth


Lab Tests

Routine Tests During Pregnancy (ACOG)

STDs During Pregnancy--CDC Fact Sheet

Pregnancy and Rubella (CDC)

What Do My Cervical Cancer Screen Test Results Mean?

Rh Disease (March of Dimes)

Maternal Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy



Ultrasound During Pregnancy (March of Dimes)

Ultrasound Scans During Pregnancy--Your Questions Answered (Dr. Sarah Buckley)


Gestational Diabetes Testing

What is Gestational Diabetes? (ADA)

Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes and the Glucose Test  (Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN)

Gestational Diabetes: Please Don't Drink the Glucola Without Reading the Label  (Aviva Romm, MD)


Group Beta Strep Testing

CDC Guidelines for Group Beta Strep


Evidence on Group B Strep in Pregnancy (Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN)

Group B Strep (GBS) in Pregnancy: What's a Mom to Do? (Aviva Romm, MD)


Newborn Procedures

Newborn Metabolic Screen

Metabolic Conditions Screened for in Arkansas

Newborn Hearing Screen

Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (CDC)

Evidence for the Vitamin K Shot in Newborns (Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN)

Oral Vitamin K Regimen for Newborns  (Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN)

Conjunctivitis in Newborns  (CDC)

The Evidence On: Erythromycin Eye Ointment for Newborns  (Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN)



Local Resourc​e​s


Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Centerfree and confidential pregnancy and STI tests, factual information on pregnancy options.

Arkansas Breastfeeding Helpline  (501) 202-7378  24-hr breastfeeding help, answered by lactation consultants  

Baptist Health Expressly For You--breast pump rental, bra fitting, support group

Couple-to-Couple League--the Symptothermal Method (STM) of Natural Family Planning (NFP)

STM NFP Classes in Arkansas

Creighton Model--a mucus-only method of NFP

ICAN Central Arkansas--International Caesarean Awareness Network

La Leche League of Arkansas

Postpartum Support International (Arkansas Facebook page)


Helpful Blogs & Websites


Aviva  Romm MD

Evidence Based Birth

Science & Sensibility

Spinning  Babies 


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Sheridan and North Little Rock, Arkansas
Phone: 1-501-436-8525

Home Birth ~ Water Birth ~ Lactation Support ~ Breastfeeding Help ~ Doulas ~ Childbirth Classes ~ Breastfeeding Classes ~ Placenta Encapsulation

Serving Sheridan, Little Rock, Bryant, Benton, Malvern, Hot Springs, Arkadelphia, Pine Bluff, White Hall, Star City, Dumas, Monticello, Rison, Redfield, Camden, El Dorado

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