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Cochrane Corner – Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants The current international recommendation (World Health Organization (WHO) 2011) is that healthy infants should be exclusively breastfed, where possible, for the first six months of life. In practice, many breastfed infants are given other fluids and/or food before that age but, is […]

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Cochrane Corner: Inhaled analgesia for pain management in labour

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Inhaled analgesia for pain management in labour Inhaled analgesia, and in particular nitrous oxide, is a common pain relief option for women during labour across many developed countries (Rooks 2007). It is important that midwives have a thorough understanding of the benefits and harms of different methods that women might choose to […]

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Cochrane Corner: Cardiotocography versus intermittent auscultation of fetal heart

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Cardiotocography versus intermittent auscultation of fetal heart on admission to labour ward for assessment of fetal wellbeing. The aim of this column is to highlight Cochrane Systematic Reviews of relevance to pregnancy and childbirth and to stimulate discussion on the relevance and implications of the review for practice. The Cochrane Collaboration is […]

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Cochrane Corner: Antibiotics for meconium-stained amniotic fluid in labour for preventing maternal and neonatal infections

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Antibiotics for meconium-stained amniotic fluid in labour for preventing maternal and neonatal infections Valerie Smith highlights a Cochrane systematic review by Siriwachirachai et al which was published in Issue 11 of 2014 of the CDSR. The aim of this bi-monthly column is to highlight Cochrane Systematic Reviews of relevance to pregnancy and […]

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Cochrane Corner: Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women Sandall J, Soltani H, Gates S et al (2015). ‘Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women’. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9: CD004667. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004667.pub4. Sarah Chapman Knowledge broker at Cochrane UK BACKGROUND The best way to […]

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Guideline – ‘Hands on or hands off’ – the management of third and fourth degree perineal tears

EVIDENCE Guideline Commentary ‘Hands on or hands off’ The management of third and fourth degree perineal tears, third edition Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) (2015a) Green-top guideline, 29 This is a new standard series to supplement our Cochrane Corner and Research Unwrapped evidence series. The aim of Guideline commentary is to support you […]

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Cochrane Corner: Expert systems for fetal assessment in labour

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Expert systems for fetal assessment in labour This article discusses a systematic review of the use of ‘expert systems’ to assess the wellbeing of the baby during labour, and considers the implications for practice. Lutomski et al (2015). Expert systems for fetal assessment in labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4. The […]

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Cochrane Corner: Interventions for treating painful nipples among breastfeeding women

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Interventions for treating painful nipples among breastfeeding women This article examines the findings of the sytematic review by Dennis et al (2014) of studies on interventions for treating painful nipples among breastfeeding women. CDSR, 12 The aim of this bi-monthly column is to highlight Cochrane Systematic Reviews of relevance to pregnancy and […]

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Cochrane Corner: Antibiotics for meconium-stained amniotic fluid in labour for preventing maternal and neonatal infections

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Antibiotics for meconium-stained amniotic fluid in labour for preventing maternal and neonatal infections The aim of this bi-monthly column is to highlight Cochrane Systematic Reviews of relevance to pregnancy and childbirth and to stimulate discussion on the relevance and implications of the review for practice. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organisation […]

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Cochrane Corner: Early versus late initiation of epidural analgesia for labour

EVIDENCE Cochrane Corner Early versus late initiation of epidural analgesia for labour Sng BL, Leong WL, Zeng Y et al. (2014). ‘Early versus late initiation of epidural analgesia for labour’. CDSR, 10:CD007238. The aim of this bi-monthly column is to highlight Cochrane Systematic Reviews of relevance to pregnancy and childbirth and to stimulate discussion on […]

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