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.
Induction of labour: if, and when, to induce
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.
New baby: fads, fashions and evidence for new parents
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!
The third stage of labour: active or expectant management of care?
In a blog for midwives, Linda Biesty looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on managing the third stage of labour.
Implementing continuous support for women during labour and childbirth
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.
Maternity Matters: a special series from Cochrane UK
Introducing Maternity Matters, a special series of blogs and other resources on women's and babies’ health, during and after pregnancy and childbirth.
Uterotonic drugs for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: new evidence
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.
Perineal pain after birth: what can help?
Jennifer Hanratty looks at what might help for perineal pain after birth, sharing Cochrane evidence and her own experience as a new mum.
Induction of labour for suspected fetal macrosomia: review and reflections
A blog for midwives, with Cochrane evidence on induction of labour for suspected fetal macrosomia and reflections on its implications for practice
Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care: review and reflections
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
Easing the strain: put your feet up for constipation
Comedian and pelvic physiotherapist Elaine Miller tells us what we need to know about constipation and good bowel health