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Telephone support for women during pregnancy and the first six weeks postpartum

  1. Tina Lavender1,*,
  2. Yana Richens2,
  3. Stephen J Milan3,
  4. Rebecca MD Smyth1,
  5. Therese Dowswell4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 18 JUL 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009338.pub2


How to Cite

Lavender T, Richens Y, Milan SJ, Smyth RMD, Dowswell T. Telephone support for women during pregnancy and the first six weeks postpartum. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009338. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009338.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    University College London Hospital Foundation Trust, Elizabeth Garett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, London, UK

  3. 3

    St George's University of London, Population Health Sciences and Education, London, UK

  4. 4

    The University of Liverpool, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK

*Tina Lavender, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. tina.lavender@manchester.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 JUL 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. 'Risk of bias' graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 1 Maternal satisfaction with support during pregnancy.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 2 Maternal satisfaction with support in postnatal period (number feeling they were not supported).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 3 Maternal satisfaction with support in postnatal period.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 4 Maternal anxiety in pregnancy.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 5 Maternal anxiety (number of women with anxiety) at last postpartum assessment.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 6 Maternal anxiety in postnatal period.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 7 Parenting stress: high score on parenting stress index at 12 weeks postpartum.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 8 General health: general health at 8 weeks postpartum rated as good or very good.
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 10 Health service utilisation: mean number of antenatal visits.
[Analysis 1.11]
Analysis 1.11. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 11 Health service utilisation: admission to hospital during pregnancy.
[Analysis 1.12]
Analysis 1.12. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 12 Health service utilisation: maternal length of hospital stay.
[Analysis 1.13]
Analysis 1.13. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 13 Health service utilisation up to 8 weeks postpartum (mean contacts).
[Analysis 1.14]
Analysis 1.14. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 14 Health service utilisation in postnatal period (last assessment up to 6 months) Mean number of contact.
[Analysis 1.15]
Analysis 1.15. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 15 Postnatal depression: clinical diagnosis of depression at 3 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.16]
Analysis 1.16. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 16 Postnatal depression symptoms (high risk on scale) at 3 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.17]
Analysis 1.17. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 17 Postnatal depression symptoms (mean score on EPDS) at 3 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.18]
Analysis 1.18. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 18 Positive behaviour change: stopped smoking by the end of pregnancy (cotinine validated).
[Analysis 1.19]
Analysis 1.19. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 19 Positive behaviour change: stopped/not smoking by the end of pregnancy (self-report).
[Analysis 1.20]
Analysis 1.20. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 20 Positive behaviour change: stopped smoking at last postpartum assessment (cotinine validated).
[Analysis 1.21]
Analysis 1.21. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 21 Positive behaviour change: stopped smoking at last postpartum assessment (self-report).
[Analysis 1.22]
Analysis 1.22. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 22 Any breastfeeding at up to 6 weeks postpartum.
[Analysis 1.23]
Analysis 1.23. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 23 Any breastfeeding up to 6 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.24]
Analysis 1.24. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 24 Exclusive breastfeeding at 4-8 weeks.
[Analysis 1.25]
Analysis 1.25. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 25 Exclusive breastfeeding at 3 -6 months.
[Analysis 1.26]
Analysis 1.26. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 26 Mean breastfeeding duration (any breastfeeding) in days.
[Analysis 1.27]
Analysis 1.27. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 27 Positive behaviour change: not drinking in the last month (late pregnancy).
[Analysis 1.28]
Analysis 1.28. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 28 Positive behavioural change: women meeting postpartum weight goals at 6 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.29]
Analysis 1.29. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 29 Preterm birth < 37 weeks.
[Analysis 1.30]
Analysis 1.30. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 30 Mean gestational age at delivery.
[Analysis 1.31]
Analysis 1.31. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 31 Low birthweight < 2500 g.
[Analysis 1.32]
Analysis 1.32. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 32 Mean birthweight.
[Analysis 1.34]
Analysis 1.34. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 34 Neonatal/infant mortality..
[Analysis 1.35]
Analysis 1.35. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 35 Major neonatal/infant morbidity/admission to NICU.
[Analysis 1.36]
Analysis 1.36. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 36 Non-prespecified: infant length of hospital stay.
[Analysis 1.37]
Analysis 1.37. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 37 Non prespecified: mean number of infant healthcare visits.
[Analysis 1.38]
Analysis 1.38. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 38 Non prespecified outcome: satisfaction with infant feeding experience.
[Analysis 1.39]
Analysis 1.39. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 39 Caesarean section.
[Analysis 1.40]
Analysis 1.40. Comparison 1 Telephone support versus any other supportive intervention, or no telephone support, Outcome 40 Non prespecified outcome: diagnosis of preterm labour.