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Evid Based Nurs 5:105 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.4.105
  • Treatment

Review: continuous caregiver support during labour has beneficial maternal and infant outcomes

Caregiver support v usual care for women in labour*

Weighted event rates
Outcomes Number of trials Caregiver support Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article using a fixed effects model.
Any intrapartum analgesia 12 45% 51% 13% (8 to 17) 15 (11 to 25)
Operative vaginal delivery 13 14% 17% 19% (8 to 28) 31 (19 to 77)
Caesarean delivery 14 11% 13% 20% (7 to 32) 38 (23 to 112)
Apgar score <7 at 5 minutes 7 1.1% 2.3% 50% (11 to 71) 84 (48 to 500)

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