Scientific Studies with John Oliver

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If you’re a fan of John Oliver’s brash and sarcastic sense of humor, you’ll probably enjoy this video on scientific studies and their misuse, misrepresentation in the media, the cherry picking results, and the silly way that studies are interpreted.

Pushing Methods in Second Stage

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Cochrane has a new review out on Pushing Methods for the Second Stage of Labor. It looks at 20 studies on directed pushing vs spontaneous pushing. Hop over and check out the findings.

Updated Cochrane Review: Midwifery Model of Care

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Cochrane Review on the Midwifery-led Model of Care The latest Cochrane Collaboration Review on the midwifery-led model of care. From the abstract: Midwife-led continuity of care was associated with several benefits for mothers and babies, and had no identified adverse … Continued

US 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card

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The Centers for Disease Control has released the 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card. It is the most current place to get US breastfeeding statistics. It’s only 8 pages, and a manageable read for a government report.

New Cochrane Review: Cord Clamping

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Cochrane has just come out with a new systemic review on Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping of term infants on mother and baby outcomes. Click on the title to read the abstract!