This Highlight is based upon the following published studies. You may also find it useful to be aware of studies that are still underway, listed at the end of each section.
Induction of labour
A non-NIHR study conducted in the US that may be of interest and whose findings are consistent with the Walker study (above) is as follows:
Ongoing research about induction of labour
Bhide et al. Funder: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme
Ongoing research about waterbirth
Sanders et al. Funder: NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
Interpreting fetal heart rate
Wilson MJA, MacArthur C, Hewitt CA, Handley K, Gao F, Beeson L et al. Intravenous remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia versus intramuscular pethidine for pain relief in labour (RESPITE): an open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet 25 August 2018;392(10148):662-672.
Position for delivery
Ongoing research on factors that may influence delivery:
Interactional practices of decision making during childbirth in maternity units. Annandale et al. Funder: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
Delay in labour
High Or Low Dose Syntocinon for delay in labour (HOLDS). Kenyon et al. Funder: NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
Cochrane also have interesting visual summaries of some of their reviews: https://pregnancy.cochrane.org/whats-new
These published studies form part of our Highlight on the Management of Labour which takes an evidence-based look at induction, pain relief, waterbirth and more . To read the Highlight in full click here.