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Preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care

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.
Photo of intrauterine devices

Immediate postpartum insertion of intrauterine device for contraception

A mother is breastfeeding her baby.

Treatments for breast abscess in breastfeeding women

A young woman sitting holding her head with her hands.

Antidepressant treatment for postnatal depression

Postpartum haemorrhage

A nurse cares for mother with newborn baby in the hospital

Tranexamic acid for preventing postpartum haemorrhage

A woman, just after birth, lies on delivery table.

Tocolysis for management of retained placenta

Newborn baby and mother lying together on a delivery table, Afghanistan.

Treatment for primary postpartum haemorrhage