Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Newborns

Preventing stillbirth: What’s the latest evidence?

In this blog for maternity care providers and families, Dr Aleena Wojcieszek, clinical epidemiologist, science communicator, and honorary research fellow at the Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Stillbirth CRE), and Ms Susannah Hopkins Leisher, mom to stillborn son Wilder Daniel (13 July 1999), PhD student in epidemiology at Columbia University, and chair of the International Stillbirth Alliance, look at an overview of Cochrane evidence on antenatal interventions to prevent stillbirth and perinatal death.

Contemplating pregnancy with long-term health conditions

In this blog, written for women, health professionals, policy makers and commissioners, Rachel Plachcinski and Ngawai Moss discuss the lack of evidence for planning pregnancy and maternity care for women with two or more long term health conditions. They explore women’s experiences through their pregnancy journeys: identifying challenges and gaps in understanding, plus what matters to women during pregnancy when living with long term health conditions.

Hormonal contraceptives for treating pain associated with endometriosis: the latest evidence

Claire Barker shares her experiences of using hormonal contraceptives for her endometriosis pain, and Dr Martin Hirsch, Locum Consultant Gynaecologist at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, discusses the latest Cochrane evidence. He reflects upon the side effects and effectiveness of these widely used treatments for pain associated with endometriosis.

IVF to treat infertility associated with endometriosis: the latest evidence

In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Ippokratis Sarris, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and the Director of King’s Fertility, and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the reasons why endometriosis causes fertility problems, potential treatment options, and the latest Cochrane evidence on IVF for endometriosis.

Keyhole surgery to treat infertility associated with endometriosis: the latest evidence

In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Ippokratis Sarris, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and the Director of King’s Fertility, and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the reasons why endometriosis causes fertility problems, potential treatment options, and the latest Cochrane evidence on keyhole surgery (laparoscopic surgery) for endometriosis.

Ultrasound for diagnosing endometriosis: the latest evidence

In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Mathew Leonardi, Surgeon and Sonologist at McMaster University and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the latest Cochrane evidence on the use of ultrasound to diagnose endometriosis. They both reflect on the current research evidence, latest developments in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of endometriosis, and how the effective use of ultrasound could reduce delays in diagnosis. 

Blood tests for diagnosing endometriosis: the latest evidence

In this blog for women with endometriosis, Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on blood tests for diagnosing endometriosis. He reflects on the need to develop accurate blood tests, the current research evidence, and the potential of a blood test called CA125 for diagnosing endometriosis.

Endometriosis: #MyEndometriosisQuestion – a special series

March is #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth. This month, we are running a special series of blogs on diagnosing and treating endometriosis. There will also be live Q&As and you can submit questions to experts on social media using the hashtag #MyEndometriosisQuestion.

IVF add-ons: the latest Cochrane evidence

In this blog for people undergoing IVF, Sarah Lensen (Cochrane editor) and Noortje Uphoff (IVF patient) look at the latest Cochrane evidence on IVF add-ons.