I have been eagerly awaiting the publication of this paper on midwifery policy the United States.1 It represents several years of work by a large group of researchers to identify and measure the ways that state midwifery policies affect the overall performance
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
Make sure you pay attention to the way researchers separate those with and without the main outcome.
Instead of trying to prevent PTSD from childbirth, the research is focused on treating women after they develop PTSD.
This new retrospective study of water birth outcomes in Sweden reports fewer interventions, better experience and no increased risk for the baby.
Do you know the difference between bias and confounding in a study?