In this blog for pregnant women and those supporting them, Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and co-authors discuss their recently updated Cochrane Review looking at the effects for women and their babies of inducing labour towards the end of pregnancy.
In a blog for people expecting or caring for a new baby, Sarah Chapman looks at some common concerns and tackles fads, fashions and evidence!
In a blog for midwives, Linda Biesty looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on managing the third stage of labour.
Meghan Bohren revisits the evidence on continuous support for women during labour and childbirth and reflects on what can affect the implementation of labour companionship.
Introducing Maternity Matters, a special series of blogs and other resources on women's and babies’ health, during and after pregnancy and childbirth.
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.
Jennifer Hanratty looks at what might help for perineal pain after birth, sharing Cochrane evidence and her own experience as a new mum
A blog for midwives, with Cochrane evidence on induction of labour for suspected fetal macrosomia and reflections on its implications for practice
Cochrane UK's Sarah Chapman and Associate Professor of Midwifery Alys Einion summarise and reflect on the Cochrane review on midwife-led models of care
Comedian and pelvic physiotherapist Elaine Miller tells us what we need to know about constipation and good bowel health
Midwife Mercedes Perez Botella reflects on evidence and empowering women in second stage of labour
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