Here is another water birth study to add to your pile of evidence of safety.
I understand the commenters complaint is not that we have not successfully identified a problem with our labor curve, but that if we just assume you can drop this new labor curve into the existing practice structure (that was built on incorrect assumptions of labor progress) we are making a big mistake.
Remember last week when I lamented that no one pays enough attention to communication skills? I’m excited to share this paper with you because it shows that at least someone is paying attention to the “hands on” skills acquisition. Unfortunately, the evidence
Have you ever noticed that some topics get more research time than others? A recent systematic review identified a big hole in the evidence for practice: how can we improve communication between maternity care staff and women during labor and birth?1
Looking for more motivation to incorporate regular exercise into your day? In addition to all the other benefits, regular exercise gives you stronger pelvic floor muscles.1 The benefit was identified mid-pregnancy, a time when some women may begin to experience incontinence in
We know delayed cord clamping is beneficial for full term infants. We now have a meta-analysis of delayed cord clamping with preterm birth and the evidence indicates it can reduce hospital mortality. 1 It did not result in differences in resuscitation, mechanical
I understood from the public health side that the health of the woman when she entered pregnancy was a driving force of our maternity outcomes. But clinically, a preconception visit was a distinct appointment a woman would make where she asked questions and worked to improve her health to prepare for pregnancy.