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References

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 this book. I have organsided them into chapter order for you and will update them regularly. 

 

CHAPTER 1

Better Births report 2016 – https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/national-maternity-review-report.pdf

AIMS – Association for Improvement in Maternity Services – https://www.aims.org.uk

No decision about me – without me – https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/articles/consultation-response-liberating-nhs-no-decision-about-me-without-me

How guidelines are developed – https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/about-rcog-guidelines-and-parallel-information-for-the-public/]

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). www.nice.org.uk

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology (RCOG) https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/about-rcog-guidelines-and-parallel-information-for-the-public/

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) https://www.rcm.org.uk

Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) https://www.rcoa.ac.uk

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) https://www.rcpch.ac.uk

 

CHAPTER 2

Maternity Voices partnership – http://nationalmaternityvoices.org.uk

Electronic Fetal Monitoring leading to more c-sections – https://www.sarawickham.com/research-updates/efm-is-a-waste-of-extremely-scarce-resources/

Birthplace Study 2010 – https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/research/projects/15-birthplace-programme

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.  https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30063-8/fulltext?fbclid=IwAR1T4KIi9VGF-RrAfr7hl17zMwLZxNTPvRRm3f4OUxu809X8pb-prvjeWz8

https://www.sarawickham.com/promoting-normality/the-most-important-thing-women-can-do-for-themselves-in-the-quest-for-a-normal-birth/?fbclid=IwAR1fVgaECjDPtIMOuIiUwhLGRQ__JxWu2nGvEzI0XtefSxGki4oMTLuTLkA

Researching meconium – https://midwifethinking.com/2015/01/14/the-curse-of-meconium-stained-liquor/

Independent Midwives – www.imuk.org.uk

Birthrights – https://www.birthrights.org.uk

 

CHAPTER 4

Hormones in labour – https://www.hormone.org

 

CHAPTER 5

Birthing from Within – https://birthingfromwithin.com/pam-england/

Intrapartum guidelines for progress in labour – https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg190

 

CHAPTER 6

Pushing articles – https://midwiferytoday.com/mt-articles/getting-pushy/

http://wisewomanwayofbirth.com/pushing-for-primips/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3663302/ Fetus Ejection Reflex

Reversing the Chi – https://www.midwifery.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/109-artemis.pdf

Freebirth – https://www.aims.org.uk/information/item/freebirth

https://caerphillydoula.co.uk/about/exploring-freebirth/

https://www.birthrights.org.uk/factsheets/unassisted-birth/

 

CHAPTER 7

Optimal cord clamping articles – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22043880/ – Chaparro, CM. Timing of umbilical cord clamping

https://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/10/28/informed-consent-cord-clamping-ask-erasmus-darwin

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs105/chapter/Quality-statement-6-Delayed-cord-clamping

https://waitforwhite.com/about-amanda-burleigh/

https://www.drgreene.com/90-seconds-to-change-the-world

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg190/chapter/Recommendations#ongoing-assessmenthttps://sarahbuckley.com/leaving-well-alone-a-natural-approach-to-the-third-stage-of-labour/

Human Microbiome articles – https://midwifethinking.com/2016/04/13/the-human-microbiome-considerations-for-pregnancy-birth-and-early-mothering/

https://www.aims.org.uk/journal/item/sowing-the-seeds

https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1471-0528.14390 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5648605/

http://microbirth.com/the-film/

Lotus Birth – https://www.babyprepping.com/birth/everything-need-know-lotus-birth/

Placenta Encapsulation – https://placentaremediesnetwork.org/placenta-encapsulation/

 

CHAPTER 8

Spinning Babies – https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/techniques/the-fantastic-four/sidelying-release/ 

https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/baby-positions/posterior/

https://midwifethinking.com/2016/06/08/in-celebration-of-the-op-baby/ 

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-birthing-positions/

Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back and Follow Your Bodys Urge to Push https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4235063/

Pelvic Girdle Pain – https://pelvicpartnership.org.uk

 

CHAPTER 9

Finding a Doula – www.doula.org.uk

https://www.thedouladirectory.com

https://nurturingbirthdirectory.com 

 

CHAPTER 10

Due Dates – https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-on-due-dates/

Does gestation vary by ethnic group? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15075154/

Rebozo techniques – https://sophiemessager.com/three-rebozo-techniques-for-pregnancy-and-birth/ 

https://spinningbabies.com/learn-more/techniques/the-fantastic-four/rebozo-manteada-sifting/

  

CHAPTER 12

Homeopathy – https://homeopathyplus.com/labour-and-birthing-remedies/

Aromatherapy – https://evidencebasedbirth.com/aromatherapy-for-pain-relief-during-labor/

Acupressure – The Effect of LI4 Acupressure on Labor Pain Intensity and Duration of Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289495/ 

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

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3371987/

Water birth – https://evidencebasedbirth.com/waterbirth/ 

Pethidine – https://www.aims.org.uk/journal/item/pethidine

Epidurals – https://sarahbuckley.com/epidurals-risks-and-concerns-for-mother-and-baby/

 

CHAPTER 13

Human Rights – https://www.birthrights.org.uk/factsheets/human-rights-in-maternity-care/ 

Shoulder dystocia – https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/patients/patient-information-leaflets/pregnancy/pi-shoulder-dystocia.pdf

 

CHAPTER 14

Aims book – am I allowed – https://www.aims.org.uk/shop/item/am-i-allowed

Failure to Progress – https://evidencebasedbirth.com/friedmans-curve-and-failure-to-progress-a-leading-cause-of-unplanned-c-sections/

Vaginal Examinations – https://www.aims.org.uk/information/item/vaginal-examinations-in-labour 

Cervical Recoil – https://www.sarawickham.com/original-articles/exploring-cervical-recoil/

 

CHAPTER 15

Informed Consent – https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/clinical-governance-advice/cga6.pdf

Small Baby (IUGR) – https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/pregnancy-complications/fetal-growth-restriction-intrauterine-growth-restriction

Big Baby – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16098852/

https://midwifethinking.com/2019/09/02/big-babies-the-risk-of-care-provider-fear/

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-for-induction-or-c-section-for-big-baby/

Placenta Previa – https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/a-low-lying-placenta-after-20-weeks-placenta-praevia/

Twins – https://twinstrust.org

Breech Baby – https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/patients/patient-information-leaflets/pregnancy/breech-baby-patient-information-leaflet.pdf

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/what-is-the-evidence-for-using-an-external-cephalic-version-to-turn-a-breech-baby/

https://www.sarawickham.com/questions-and-answers/what-was-the-canadian-term-breech-trial/

https://www.cochrane.org/CD003928/PREG_cephalic-version-by-moxibustion-for-breech-presentation

Pre-eclampsia – http://www.practisingmidwife.co.uk/tpmindex.php?p1=a-z&p2=635&p3=p

Gestational Diabetes – https://midwifethinking.com/2018/03/20/gestational-diabetes-beyond-the-label/

Group B Strep – https://www.sarawickham.com/topic-resources/group-b-strep-resources/

Obstetric Cholestasis – https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/patients/patient-information-leaflets/pregnancy/pi-obstetric-cholestasis.pdf 

Reduced Fetal Movement – https://www.kickscount.org.uk 

Induction of Labour – https://midwifethinking.com/2015/03/18/induction-a-step-by-step-guide/

https://www.sarawickham.com/iol/

https://midwifethinking.com/2016/07/13/induction-of-labour-balancing-risks/ 

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-on-inducing-labor-for-going-past-your-due-date/ 

Bishops Score – https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/bishop-score#induction

C-Section

Medicalisation of birth – https://www.aims.org.uk/journal/item/challenging-the-medicalisation-of-birth

https://www.parliament.uk/globalassets/documents/post/pn184.pdf

Assisted Birth – https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/assisted-vaginal-birth-ventouse-or-forceps/

C-Section – https://www.sarawickham.com/research-updates/birth-outcomes-and-women-of-size/

Maternal Mortality rates – https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk

Death of a baby – https://www.sands.org.uk

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/bereavement-support/

www.beyondbea.co.uk

 

CHAPTER 16

Vitamin K – https://www.sarawickham.com/vk/

https://www.aims.org.uk/information/item/vitamin-k

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-for-the-vitamin-k-shot-in-newborns/