November 2021 saw the publication of the 2021 NICE guideline on inducing labour. The guideline “…concerns the circumstances, methods and monitoring for inducing labour in pregnant women.” (NICE 2021). The draft version of the guideline caused a lot of controversy when…
Ten reasons to question the draft NICE Guideline on inducing labour
May 2021 saw the publication of a draft NICE guideline on inducing labour. NICE stands for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. It is the body that provides national guidance and advice to inform health and social care…
Seven tips for finding old copies of guidelines
Sara Wickham explains how to find old copies of guidelines, such as those put out by professional or governmental bodies.
How to spot signs of infection in babies
A tool to help parents learn to identify signs of infection in babies. Dr Sara Wickham’s colourful graphic shows what we need to look out for.
Updated UK GBS guideline
Sara Wickham looks at the updated UK GBS guideline and what it means for women and their decision making during pregnancy and birth.
Defining active labour
Sara Wickham looks at defining active labour and a paper which has added to the debate about the different guidelines relating to this.
Only 9–12% of Green-Top guidelines based on best quality evidence…
Sara Wickham discusses research showing that only 9-12% of RCOG Green-Top guidelines are based on best quality evidence.