Tag: guidelines

What really matters?

“Factors that have eroded midwifery skill are largely political; embedded in midwifery laws in the form of practice guidelines … A model of perinatal care that offers insight, continuity and intuition; respects birth as an altered state; shows reverent curiosity…

Updated UK GBS guideline

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published an update to their guidance on preventing early onset group B strep (GBS) disease. The guidance calls for all pregnant women to be provided with appropriate information about GBS to support…

Analysing water immersion guidelines

I recently read the most fascinating paper. Called ‘A critical analysis of Australian policies and guidelines for water immersion during labour and birth’, it aimed “to determine how water immersion policies and/or guidelines are informed, who interprets the evidence to…

Defining active labour

An article published in Birth has added to the debate about the different guidelines relating to the diagnosis* of active labour, considering which of them leads to the highest number of caesareans. *Before I move on, I’d like to quickly…

Discussing the new RCOG VBAC Guidelines

Earlier this month, the RCOG released the new version of their Green-top Guideline on vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).  In introducing this document, they note that, “There is a consensus (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE], Royal College…