Successful midwifery students and learners don't grapple with every single source out there. Here are my favourite academic resources for midwives to get good, evidence based information for essays and other projects.
- MBRRACE (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) is the government agency that looks into the reasons mothers die every year. They improve outcomes in the UK through a comprehensive report.It’s a good place to start researching. You can read more on what MBRRACE is exactly and what it offers midwifery in this series of blog posts. (Confusingly the report used to be called CEMACE - Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health. It’s recently changed – it'll also change again as it updates in the future just to keep things spicy for you!)
- The National Maternity Review was out early 2016, you can find it here, and you can find the first of my fun little summaries on it here
- NICE (the National Insititute for Health and Care Excellent) guidelines. NICE compiles evidence and presents guidelines for healthcare professionals, you can find maternity NICE guidelines by searching here
- Cochrane reports: Cochrane offers some of the most up to date and comprehensive evidence available globally
- Google books: Here are some examples of excellent Midwifery Book snippets: here, here, and here.
- Statements and guidance from the Royal College of Midwives, and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists