Best available evidence – how to make it easy to understand

We at MHM want all women to receive respectful maternity care.  That is care based on the best available evidence in consultation with you so you can make an informed decision on your preferred maternity care.

However, sometimes it is hard to know what is the best available evidence.

The Cochrane Collaboration is a network of researchers who provide high-quality information/evidence for healthcare knowledge and decision making geared to health professionals, clients/patients and carers.

To make research easily available and comprehensible, Cochrane are making podcasts that are short summaries of a recent Cochrane reviews from the authors themselves presented in under five minutes. They are recorded in more than 30 languages.  Each podcast script can also be printed.

You may be interested in the following:

Does preconception lifestyle advice help people with infertility to have a baby?

What are the most effective interventions during pregnancy for preventing stillbirth?

What are the benefits and risks of giving corticosteroids to pregnant women at risk of premature birth?

How effective is pelvic floor muscle training undertaken during pregnancy or after birth for preventing or treating incontinence?

Assisted reproductive technology: an overview of Cochrane Reviews

Interventions for improving outcomes in pregnancies that follow stillbirth

Intramuscular and intravenous opioid pain relieving drugs in labour

Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants

Support for breastfeeding mothers