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July 31 2020
A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks (the gestation period) from the start of the woman's last menstrual period. If a pregnancy lasts too long, a woman and her clinician may wish to stimulate the woman’s body to begin labour. This is called induction.Babies may be at a greater risk of death, before or shortly after birth, after prolonged...
July 15 2020
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008). Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008)....
March 2 2020
Cochrane Neonatal is excited to announce a new web seminar series specifically for fellows and trainees!Evidence-based Medicine: Basics and BeyondJoin us for Session 5: Making the GRADE! GRADE recommendations in neonatal-perinatal medicineMarch 23, 202012:00 – 1:00 pm EDT* (UTC -4) To register please click here.Goals:The goal of this session...
February 20 2020
Prematurity Awareness Month is observed every November, with World Prematurity Day on 17 November, to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. An estimated 15 million babies around the world are born premature each year and more than one million of them do not survive their early birth.Our...
November 1 2019
Delayed cord clamping improves health of babies born too early: updated Cochrane ReviewThis updated Cochrane systematic review finds that delayed, rather than early, cord clamping may reduce the risk of death before discharge for babies born preterm.The authors set out to determine if delayed cord clamping or umbilical cord milking improves...
October 11 2019
To raise awareness of health and menopause, the World Health Organisation and the International Menopause Society have designated October as World Menopause Month and 18 October 2019 as World Menopause Day. Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group has published multiple reviews assessing the effectiveness and safety of interventions in...
September 30 2019
Couples are classified as having unexplained infertility when they have tried to conceive for at least one year and no abnormality in semen analysis, ovulation, or tubal patency has been identified. Treatment options for unexplained infertility include expectant management, ovarian stimulation (OS), intrauterine insemination (IUI), OS-IUI, and in...
September 27 2019
September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month and is an excellent time to focus on the latest Cochrane evidence.Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition affecting 8% to 13% of women. Being overweight worsens all clinical features of PCOS. These clinical features include reproductive issues such as reduced...
September 6 2019
An article highlighting an innovative approach developed by WHO and Cochrane to ensure that global recommendations on maternal and perinatal health are up to date was recently published in BMJ Global Health.The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has a long-standing collaboration with WHO on the development and updating of Cochrane reviews...
August 19 2019