Bed rest with and without hospitalisation in multiple pregnancy for improving perinatal outcomes

Authors: da Silva Lopes K, Takemoto Y, Ota E, Tanigaki S, Mori R.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012031. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012031.pub2.

Background

Strict or partial bed rest in hospital or at home is commonly recommended for women with multiple pregnancy to improve pregnancy outcomes. In order to advise women to rest in bed for any length of time, a policy for clinical practice needs to be supported by reliable evidence and weighed against possible adverse effects resulting from prolonged activity restriction.

Objectives

The objective of this review is to assess the effectiveness of bed rest in hospital or at home to improve perinatal outcomes in women with a multiple pregnancy.

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