Recommendations for research

Recommendations for research

The guideline committee has made the following recommendations for research.

Key recommendations for research

1 Length of postpartum stay and first midwife visit after transfer of care

How does the length of postpartum stay and the timing of the first midwife visit after transfer of care affect unplanned or emergency health contacts for women and babies?

For a short explanation of why the committee made this research recommendation, see the rationale section on timing of transfer to community care.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review A: length of postpartum stay.

2 Timing of first health visitor visit

What is the most effective timing of the first postnatal contact by a health visitor?

For a short explanation of why the committee made this research recommendation, see the rationale section on first health visitor visit.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review D: timing of first postnatal contact by health visitor.

3 Clinical tools to assess women's health

What tools for the clinical review of women (including pain scores) are effective during the first 8 weeks after birth?

For a short explanation of why the committee made this research recommendation, see the rationale section on assessment and care of the woman.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review H: tools for the clinical review of women.

4 Perineal pain

What characteristics of perineal pain suggest the need for further evaluation?

For a short explanation of why the committee made this research recommendation, see the rationale section on perineal health.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review J: perineal pain.

5 Breastfeeding support for parents with twins or triplets

What support with breastfeeding do parents of twins or triplets find helpful?

For a short explanation of why the committee made this research recommendation, see the rationale section on supporting women to breastfeed.

Full details of the research recommendation are in evidence review S: breastfeeding information and support.

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