Birth Essential References

General resources

Sara Wickham (2018) What's Right For Me?: Making decisions in pregnancy and childbirth (Paperback)

NICE (2017) (Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies)

AIMS (2014) Am I Allowed? (paperback)

Sara Wickham (2018) Inducing Labour (paperback) (lots of scenarios covered from ‘older age’, prolonged rupture of membranes, maternal BMI and fetal growth etc)

WHO (2018) (WHO recommendations: intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience)

Due dates

Sara Wickham (2018) Inducing Labour (paperback)

AIMS (2020),What%20is%20a%20'due%20date'%3F,will%20have%20lasted%2040%20weeks.

Marroun et al (2020) Association of Gestational Age at Birth With Brain Morphometry

Group B Strep

Sara Wickham (2019) Group B Strep Explained (paperback) Sara Wickham online: (2018)

GBSS (UK charity)

Vaginal Examinations

Midwife Thinking (2016) The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth,to%20move%20beyond%20 the%20cervix. 

Induction of Labour

NICE guidance (2019) (2015) (previous caesarean births) Sara Wickham (2018)

Inducing Labour (paperback) Sara Wickham (2018)

Covid-19 NHS / RCM / RCOG (2020)

Framework to assist NHS trusts to reintroduce access for partners, visitors and other supporters of pregnant women in English maternity services 

Sara Wickham (2020)

RCOG (2020) Coronavirusinfection and pregnancy Preterm labour NICE (2015)

Triplets and Twins NICE (2019) Twins Trust

Caesarean Birth and VBAC

NICE (2019) AIMS (2015) VBAC in birth centres

RCOG (2016) Birth options after previous caesarean section 2

Women with Existing Medical Conditions NICE (2020) Blood pressure NICE (2019)


NICE (2019) Sara Wickham (2020)

Vitamin K

Sara Wickham (2017) Vitamin K and the Newborn (Paperback)