November is Prematurity Awareness Month and Sarah Chapman shares new Cochrane evidence that omega-3 supplementation can reduce the risk of premature birth
Tag: Evidence for Everyday Midwifery
From acupuncture to vitamin D: engaging the experts when the evidence is equivocal
Nurse Helen Cowan delves into the Cochrane Library to explore some 'known unknowns', and reflects on what practitioners might do when the evidence is equivocal, and what might bridge the evidence gap.
Skin-to-skin care: can it reduce procedural pain in neonates?
In a blog primarily for health professionals, Asda Abbas, a trainee paediatrician, looks at Cochrane evidence on skin to skin care and pain in neonates
Prelabour rupture of membranes: induce or wait?
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.
Relieve baby’s pain without drugs. Little things that help for a painful procedure
Little things you can do to help little ones when having a painful procedure.
Exclusive breastfeeding or extra food and fluids: evidence and practice
This article for midwives looks at the evidence on early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed babies and the implications for practice
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
Hyperemesis gravidarum: support and better research are needed
What's hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) like for women who suffer this severe pregnancy sickness and what do we know about what can help?
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
Morning sickness treatments: from ginger to self-pity
What helps relieve morning sickness, the nausea and vomiting of early pregnancy? We're still guessing.