Childbirth Connection uses research, education and advocacy to foster women's access to informed decision making and evidence-based maternity care. In addition to making good use of available systematic reviews and other better-quality research, we commission or carry out systematic reviews and other research to fill important gaps in knowledge.  With needed research in hand, we carry out public and professional education and foster improved practice.

This section pulls together the systematic reviews and related documents that we have commissioned, carried out or collaborated in. Please see our pages about reviews on

Additional reviews and updates will be posted as they become available.

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Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association. Our mission is to improve the quality of maternity care through research, education, advocacy and policy. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.
Most recent page update: 3/7/2006