Active phase partograph with a four-hour action line is recommended for monitoring the progress of labour.
Strategies and incentives to promote and sustain respectful, non-abusive, high quality care during facility-based childbirth are required.
Magnesium sulphate is not effective for reducing the risk of preterm birth and its may use may increase the risk of mortality
Although the use of probiotics is effective in treatment of vaginal infection, currently there is no evidence to support its use for preventing preterm labour.
Current evidence regarding the choice of mode of birth in women with a previous caesarean section is limited.
The evidence for the use of intrapartum antibiotics for known maternal Group B streptococcal colonization is lacking.
There is not enough evidence to recommend relaxation as a treatment for perimenopausal or postmenopausal symptoms.
Until better quality data become available, women with asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy should be treated with the standard seven-day antibacterial regimen.
Currently there is no evidence to recommend extra fluid intake for breast-feeding mothers in order to increase milk production.
Oral misoprostol is as an effective agent for induction of labour. Compared with vaginal dinoprost or oxytocin, misoprostol use results in less frequent use of caesarean section.
Betamimetics delay preterm labour, but are associated with multiple adverse effects.
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