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Listening to Mothers II: Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences
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Although continuing to document many core items measured in the first survey, the second survey includes much new content, exploring earlier topics in greater depth, as well as some new and timely topics. Expand
Continuous support for women during childbirth.
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Continuous support during labour has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm and subgroup analyses suggested that continuous support was most effective when the provider was neither part of the hospital staff nor the woman's social network, and in settings in which epidural analgesia was not routinely available. Expand
Continuous support for women during childbirth.
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The effects, on women and their babies, of continuous, one-to-one intrapartum support compared with usual care, in any setting are assessed. Expand
Listening to Mothers II: Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences
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A concise version of the Listening to Mothers II “Survey Methodology” is reprinted here. Expand
Patient and public involvement in clinical guidelines: international experiences and future perspectives
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Greater international collaboration and research are needed to strengthen existing knowledge, development and evaluation of patient and public involvement in CPG. Expand
Hospital practices and women's likelihood of fulfilling their intention to exclusively breastfeed.
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Hospitals should implement policies that support breastfeeding with particular attention to eliminating supplementation of healthy newborns. Expand
Major Survey Findings of Listening to Mothers(SM) III: Pregnancy and Birth: Report of the Third National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences.
To understand the experiences and views of childbearing women in the United States and trends over time, Childbirth Connection carried out the third national Listening to Mothers survey among 2,400Expand
Posttraumatic stress disorder in new mothers: results from a two-stage U.S. national survey.
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In this two-stage national survey the high percentage of mothers who screened positive for meeting all the DSM-IV criteria for a posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis is a sobering statistic. Expand
Why do women go along with this stuff?
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Clinicians write and talk about the ideal of evidence-based obstetrics but do not practice it consistently, if at all, and medical procedures, unphysiological positions, pubic shaving and enemas, intravenous lines, enforced fasting, drugs, and early mother-infant separation are used unnecessarily. Expand
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