Susannah Hopkins Leisher shares her experience of the trauma of stillbirth and impact on subsequent pregnancies and, with researcher Aleena Wojcieszek, looks at gaps in the evidence on how to care for such women and their families.
Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Newborns
Sarah Bailey blogs about learning from women's experiences of early pregnancy after recurrent miscarriage to develop better support services.
A collection of resources which aim to make Cochrane evidence on breastfeeding easy to access. Topics covered include: Support for breastfeeding women; health promotion and an enabling environment; care for breastfeeding women and their babies; treatment of breastfeeding problems; and breastfeeding babies with additional needs, including preterm babies.
Introducing Maternity Matters, a special series of blogs and other resources on women's and babies’ health, during and after pregnancy and childbirth.
Meghan Bohren and Sarah Chapman blog the latest Cochrane evidence on supporting women throughout labour and childbirth and reflect on the role that support plays in women’s experiences of care.
Which drug is most effective and safe in preventing postpartum haemorrhage. Four authors of a Cochrane network meta-analysis on uterotonic drugs share their findings in this blog.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month and Sarah Chapman shares new Cochrane evidence that omega-3 supplementation can reduce the risk of premature birth
Midwife Lisa Smith looks at Cochrane evidence on prelabour rupture of membranes at term and whether it's better to offer induction or to wait.
Jennifer Hanratty looks at what might help for perineal pain after birth, sharing Cochrane evidence and her own experience as a new mum.
Little things you can do to help little ones when having a painful procedure.
In this blog for parents of preterm babies, Rufaro Ndokera looks at Cochrane evidence on ways to help preterm babies feed orally.
This blog for nurses considers evidence and practice on optimal positioning for mechanically ventilated preterm babies