Links and Resources – The Art of Giving Birth

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The Art of Giving Birth – 5 Key Physiological Principles

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Research Links



Here is a list of references to websites, articles, and videos that I have collected over the years, all of which helped me and my clients gain knowledge and information relating to the content of both my books. They are in no particular order. It is my intention to update these regularly, but if you notice any of the links no longer work, please email me at


Finding a Doula –

Doula UK –

The Original Birth Connection –

The Doula Directory –

Nurturing Birth – 

Better Births report 2016 –

AIMS – Association for Improvement in Maternity Services –

No decision about me – without me –

How guidelines are developed –]

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology (RCOG)

Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)

Maternity Voices partnership –

Electronic Fetal Monitoring leading to more c-sections –

Birthplace Study 2010 –

Maternal outcomes and birth interventions among women who begin labour intending to give birth at home compared to low-risk women intending to give birth in hospital.

Researching meconium –

Independent Midwives –

Birthrights –

Hormones in labour –

Birthing from Within –

Intrapartum guidelines for progress in labour –

Pushing articles – Fetus Ejection Reflex

Reversing the Chi –

Freebirth –

 Optimal cord clamping articles – – Chaparro, CM. Timing of umbilical cord clamping

Human Microbiome articles –

Placenta Encapsulation –

Spinning Babies –

Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back and Follow Your Bodys Urge to Push

Pelvic Girdle Pain –

Due Dates –

Does gestation vary by ethnic group?

Rebozo techniques –

 Homeopathy –

Aromatherapy –

Acupressure – The Effect of LI4 Acupressure on Labor Pain Intensity and Duration of Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

Reflexology – The Effect of Reflexology on Pain Intensity and Duration of Labor on Primiparas

Water birth – 

Pethidine –

Epidurals –

Human Rights – 

Shoulder dystocia –

Aims book – am I allowed –

Failure to Progress –

Vaginal Examinations – 

Cervical Recoil –

Informed Consent –

Small Baby (IUGR) –

Big Baby –

Placenta Previa –

Twins –

Breech Baby –

Pre-eclampsia –

Gestational Diabetes –

Group B Strep –

Obstetric Cholestasis – 

Reduced Fetal Movement – 

Induction of Labour – 

Bishops Score –


Medicalisation of birth –

Assisted Birth –

C-Section –

Maternal Mortality rates –

Death of a baby –

Breastfeeding support –

Kelly Mom –

Hillingdon Hospital Breastfeeding document 

Breasfeeding Videos – Global Health Media

Breastfeeding in the first hours after birth

Positions for breastfeeding

Attaching your baby at the breast

Is your baby getting enough milk

Increasing your milk supply

How to express breastmilk

Second Night –

Vitamin K –