Evidence-based Sources

Cochrane Review – Labor Partograms – no improvement, no difference, no evidence for routine use

May 25, 2015

Cochrane Collaboration ~ Intervention Review Effect of partogram use on outcomes for women in spontaneous labour at term Tina Lavender1,*, Anna Hart [2], Rebecca MD Smyth [1] Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group Published Online: 10 JUL 2013 Assessed as up-to-date: 17 JUN 2013 DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005461.pub4 Copyright © 2013 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley […]

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Labouring women who used a birthing pool in obsteric units in Italy: prospective observational study

February 22, 2014

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014; 14: 17. Published online 2014 January 14. doi:  10.1186/1471-2393-14-17 PMCID: PMC3897991 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3897991/ Title: Labouring women who used a birthing pool in obsteric units in Italy: prospective observational study Jane Henderson,1 Ethel E Burns,1 Anna L Regalia,2 Giovanna Casarico,2 Mary G Boulton,1 and Lesley A Smith1 Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Abstract Background For women at low risk of childbirth complications, water […]

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Vaginal birth — but not C-section — triggers brain boosting proteins

August 2, 2013

By Karen N. Peart August 8, 2012 Vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers, who also found that this protein expression is impaired in the brains of offspring delivered by […]

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Does Controlled Cord Traction Reduce Postpartum Blood Loss?

May 15, 2013

By Jamie Habib | May 10, 2013 Pertinent Point ~:~ Controlled cord traction used in high-resource settings does not affect the risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage. In high-resource settings, the practice of controlled cord traction for the management of placenta expulsion is not associated with a decreased incidence of postpartum hemorrhage, according to the results of a […]

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Effective Care in Pregnancy & Childbirth: Third edition (2000) ~ a 7-part series

May 11, 2013

Murray Enkin, MD, FRCS(C), L L D, Marc J. N. C Keirse, MD, DPhil, DPH, FRA NWOG, FRCOG James Neilson, BSc, MD, FRCOG, Caroline Crowther, MD, DCH, DDU, FRCOG, FRANWOG, Lelia Duley, MD, MSc(Epid), MRCOG, Ellen Hodnett, RN, PhD, and G. Justus Hofmneyr, MBBCH, MRCOG Third Edition, 2000 {Contains same evidence-based recommendation that are now […]

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