Do enemas given to women during the first stage of labour benefit women and their babies? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, August 2008.

Abstract

Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.

This Evidence Update is adapted from Reveiz L, Gaitán HG, Cuervo LG. Enemas during labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD000330.

Enemas during the first stage of labour do not reduce infections or episiotomy re-opening in mothers or infections in newborn babies.

Citation

Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp.

Do enemas given to women during the first stage of labour benefit women and their babies? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, August 2008.

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