Maternity: Guides and practice

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  • Website Diabetes in pregnancy NICE quality standard (QS109)
    This quality standard covers managing diabetes and its complications in women (all females of childbearing potential) who are planning a pregnancy and women who are already pregnant. It also covers areas in which additio ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2016

  • Website Intrapartum care. NICE quality standard [QS105]
    This quality standard covers the care of women who go into labour at term (37+0 weeks to 41+6 weeks) and their babies during labour and immediately after the birth. It covers both women who go into labour at low risk of ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Preterm labour and birth. NICE guidelines [NG25]
    This guideline covers the care of women at increased risk of or with symptoms and signs of preterm labour (before 37 weeks) and women having a planned preterm birth. It aims to reduce the risks of preterm birth for the b ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Before your time: assessing and managing preterm events
    This infographic from the BMJ presents a summary of NICE guidance around preterm labour.

    Publisher: British Medical Journal (BMJ)
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Guide for parents who are formula feeding
    This simple, concise guide, by the Baby Friendly Initiative, provides formula-feeding parents with a quick overview on how to choose your infant formula, and tips on how to bottle feed responsively, so as to build up a c ...

    Publisher: The Baby Friendly Initiative, UNICEF UK
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Working within the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes: a guide for health workers
    The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes is an integral tool to help realise babies’ rights in relation to the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: enabling famili ...

    Publisher: Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website A quick guide to childhood immunisation for the parents of premature babies
    A leaflet for parents describing the immunisations offered to premature babies. This leaflet has been updated to bring it into line with the immunisation schedule that includes the meningococcal group B vaccination progr ...

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Meeting baby for the first time
    This video, produced by the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative, covers both the theory and practice of skin to skin contact, and what it can mean to mothers and babies meeting each other for the first time.

    Publisher: Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Flu, your pregnancy and you: what you need to know and do to protect yourself and your baby
    This leaflet for patients describes how having the flu vaccination during pregnancy can help protect them and their baby against this infection.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Maternal and child nutrition. NICE quality standard QS98
    This quality standard covers improving nutrition before, during and after pregnancy (up to a year after birth) for women who may become pregnant, and for babies and pre-school children. It particularly focuses on low-inc ...

    Publisher: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Fetal anomaly screening programme: programme handbook June 2015
    This document brings together all the guidelines and recommendations that relate to the NHS fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP).

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Compassionate connections
    This is an innovative and highly flexible educational resource that combines stories and learning guides. The resource shows how a compassionate person-centred approach to care improves clinical outcomes and the health a ...

    Publisher: NHS Education for Scotland
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website The Miscarriage Association: support for young people
    A series of resources providing information and support about miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, based on the experiences and recommendations of young people. These include: a leaflet – Miscarriage: the facts and your fee ...

    Publisher: The Miscarriage Association
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Breastfeeding: hand expression (video)
    This video guides you through how to hand express, and talks about the times when hand expression might be useful for you.

    Publisher: The Baby Friendly Initiative, UNICEF UK
    Published Date: 2015

  • Website Commissioning for value: additional resources
    The Commissioning for Value webpage has been enhanced to include updated tools, with greater functionality, and a full set of supporting resources. The tools include pathway data for maternity and early years and substan ...

    Publisher: NHS England
    Published Date: 2015


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