Birth Essential References

General resources


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

NICE (2017) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg190 (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) https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241550215 (WHO recommendations: intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience)


Due dates


Sara Wickham (2018) Inducing Labour (paperback)


AIMS (2020) https://www.aims.org.uk/information/item/duedate#:~:text=References-,What%20is%20a%20'due%20date'%3F,will%20have%20lasted%2040%20weeks.


Marroun et al (2020) Association of Gestational Age at Birth With Brain Morphometryhttps://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2770535


Group B Strep


Sara Wickham (2019) Group B Strep Explained (paperback) Sara Wickham online: https://www.sarawickham.com/?s=gbsNHS (2018)


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/group-b-strep/


GBSS https://gbss.org.uk/ (UK charity)


Vaginal Examinations


Midwife Thinking (2016) The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birthhttps://midwifethinking.com/2016/06/15/the-anterior-cervical-lip-how-to-ruin-a-perfectlygoodbirth/#:~:text=Spontaneous%20pushing%20before%20full%20dilatation,to%20move%20beyond%20 the%20cervix. 


Induction of Labour


NICE guidance (2019) https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/induction-of-labourNICE (2015) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg528 (previous caesarean births) Sara Wickham (2018)


Inducing Labour (paperback) Sara Wickham (2018)


https://www.sarawickham.com/articles-2/ten-things-i-wish-every-woman-knew-about-induction-of-labourthe-article/


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 https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/09/par001599-framework-forthe-reintroduction-of-visitors-throughout-maternity-services-sep-2020.pdf 


Sara Wickham (2020) https://www.sarawickham.com/research-updates/covid-19-and-birth-mums-andbabies-should-stay-together/


RCOG (2020)

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virusinfection-and-pregnancy/ Coronavirusinfection and pregnancy Preterm labour NICE (2015) https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/preterm-labour-and-birth


Triplets and Twins NICE (2019) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng137 Twins Trust https://twinstrust.org/


Caesarean Birth and VBAC


NICE (2019) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg132 AIMS (2015) VBAC in birth centres https://www.aims.org.uk/journal/item/vbac-in-birth-centres


RCOG (2016) Birth options after previous caesarean section https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patientleaflets/birth-after-previous-caesarean/ 2


Women with Existing Medical Conditions NICE (2020) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs192 Blood pressure NICE (2019) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng133


Diabetes


NICE (2019) https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/diabetes-in-pregnancy Sara Wickham (2020) https://www.sarawickham.com/articles-2/gestational-diabetes/


Vitamin K


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