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.
Most recent page update: 3/7/2006


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Founded in 1918, Childbirth Connection has joined forces with and become a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Together, these two women's health powerhouses are transforming maternity care in the United States.
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Check out our resource, "Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care"
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Childbirth Connection has joined forces with and become a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
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