Continuous support during labour has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm. All women should have support throughout labour and birth, says Cochrane.
Continuous support in labour increased the chance of a spontaneous vaginal birth, had no harm, and women were more satisfied.
Historically women have been attended and supported by other women during labour and birth. However in many countries, as more women are giving birth in hospital rather than at home, continuous support during labour has become the exception rather than the norm. Read more.
Cochrane gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help you make informed choices about treatment. During the past 20 years, Cochrane has helped to transform the way health decisions are made.
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