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Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care


This section includes RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on various aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, including preconception care, management of miscarriage, antenatal care, medical problems in pregnancy, disorders that might affect the unborn baby, complications arising during pregnancy, the induction of labour, and the care of the mother and newborn during and immediately after childbirth.
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Immunotherapy for recurrent miscarriage

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Follow-up for improving psychological well-being for women after a miscarriage

A young woman is aided by her mother and a nurse as she goes into early labour and miscarries her baby.

Expectant care versus surgical treatment for miscarriage

A doctor uses  a foetal stethoscope to examine a pregnant woman during a routine prenatal check-up, Pakistan.

Medical treatment for early fetal death (less than 24 weeks)

A mother and her newborn baby, Nepal

Prevention of recurrent miscarriage for women with antiphospholipid antibody or lupus anticoagulant

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Antibiotics for incomplete abortion