An Royal College of Midwives press release discusses a new report on the threats faced by maternity services.
This guideline provides up-to-date information on methods of delivery for women with breech presentation, this is the fourth edition of this guideline, first published in 1999 and revised in 2001 and 2006 under the same title.
The aim of this guideline is to aid decision making regarding the route of delivery and choice of various techniques used during delivery. It does not include antenatal or postnatal care. Information regarding external cephalic version is the topic of the separate Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Green-top Guideline No. 20a External Cephalic Version and Reducing the Incidence of Term Breech Presentation.
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This guideline summarises the evidence regarding the routine use of external cephalic version (ECV) for breech presentation, and is the second edition of this guideline, first published in 2006 under the title External Cephalic Version (ECV) and Reducing the Incidence of Breech Presentation.
It presents the best evidence concerning methods to prevent noncephalic presentation at delivery and therefore caesarean section and its sequalae. The mode and technique of delivering a breech presentation is summarised in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Green-top Guideline No. 20b Management of Breech Presentation.
The Department of Health has launched a consultation A rapid resolution and redress scheme for severe avoidable birth injury: a consultation. The consultation seeks views on the proposed investigations into severe avoidable birth injury and the support and compensation scheme. The consultation closes on 26 May 2017.
View details of the scheme here
View details of the consultation here
NICE Quality Statement 3 on cardiotocography and the initial assessment of a woman in labour has been removed. This change has been made because the source guidance for this statement (NICE’s guideline on intrapartum care for healthy woman and babies) has been updated and the advice on cardiotocography for low risk women has changed.
Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has shown.
The research, led by a team of academics in the University’s School of Health Sciences, revealed that the number of midwifery units alongside hospital obstetric units almost doubled from 53 to 97 during the period 2010 to 2016.
Press release here
The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists has updated their guideline Postpartum haemorrhage, prevention and management (Green-top Guideline No. 52). This provides information about the prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage, primarily for clinicians working in obstetric-led units in the UK.
Link to Greentop Guideline here