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  • There is no RCT evidence available to guide how best to investigate the causes of stillbirth – future trials are needed.Identification of the causes of stillbirth is critical to the primary prevention of stillbirth and to the provision of optimal care in subsequent pregnancies. A wide variety of investigations are available, but there is currently...
    May 23 2018
  • Labouring in water may reduce the number of women having an epidural but does not appear to affect mode of birth or serious perineal tears.Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around...
    May 18 2018
  • Many women suffer from incontinence during or after pregnancy, and pelvic muscle exercises are one way to help. In an updated Cochrane Review in December 2017, Stephanie Woodley and Jean Hay-Smith from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and colleagues present the evidence from nearly 40 trials; and they tell us the findings in this podcast....
    May 11 2018
  • New evidence on the best drugs to prevent postpartum haemorrhage point away from Oxytocin – the standard drug currently used to prevent this condition.Bleeding after birth is the most common reason why mothers die in childbirth worldwide.Includes data from 88,000 women across 140 trials.The review found that ergometrine plus oxytocin, misoprostol...
    April 25 2018
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding? Updated Cochrane evidence from the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group shows Antifibrinolytic medication may help."Antifibrinolytic medication may improve Heavy Menstrual bleeding (HMB) in women aged 15 to 50 years old, without substantially increasing the rate of adverse events. Evidence suggests there is a 40% to...
    April 24 2018
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the establishment of a new Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group based in Oregon. The Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group was originally registered in 1997 but was led by Frans and Anja Helmerhorst until their recent retirement in 2016. Since then the Group has been under the care of Cochrane Gynaecology and...
    March 26 2018
  • Cochrane Children and Families supports the work of the several Cochrane Review Groups.The primary focus of Cochrane Review Groups is to provide reliable evidence required to make important decisions on healthcare. Cochrane Review Groups facilitate the identification of reports of clinical trials and carry out systematic reviews of available...
    February 2 2018
  • Clinicians, patients, caregivers, researchers. We all have a role that we can play in Cochrane Children and Families. We summarize the best available evidence to help people make informed decisions about health. Now you can join our independent network of Cochrane collaborators from over 130 countries producing credible, accessible health...
    February 2 2018
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    February 2 2018
  • Cochrane evidence has made a difference to mid-wifery practices around the world World Health Organization uses Cochrane evidence in breastfeeding guideline – featuring evidence from 16 Cochrane Reviews; 7 Reviews from Cochrane Neonatal and 9 from Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth. 
    February 2 2018

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