The first trimester

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 2010. ‘Antenatal Care: NICE Guideline’ NICE Clinical Guideline 62.

[Accessed 2012]

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/11947/40115/40115.pdf

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Your antenatal care

Villar J, Carroli G, Khan-Neelofur D, Piaggio G, Gülmezoglu M. 2003. ‘Patterns of routine antenatal care for low-risk pregnancy (Cochrane Review)’ In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 2. Oxford: Update Software

When to call your midwife or doctor

Fraser DM, Cooper MA. eds. 2009. Myles Textbook for Midwives 15th Edition. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier pp335-358

Foods to choose

Bandolier. ‘Healthy pregnancy’

http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/hliving/healpreg.html

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British Nutrition Foundation. 2011. ‘Nutrition for baby 9-12 weeks’

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[Accessed June 2011]

Department of Health. 2004. ‘Thinking of having a baby: Folic acid – an essential ingredient in making babies’

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4081396

Food Standards Agency (2002) McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods. Sixth summary edition. Cambridge

Food Standards Agency. 2002. ‘Eating while you are pregnant’

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[Accessed February 2013]

NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries. ‘Sickle Cell Disease’

http://www.cks.nhs.uk/sickle_cell_disease/view_whole_topic#-476556

[Accessed June 2011]

NHS Choices. 2012. ‘Cleft lip and palate – Causes’

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cleft-lip-and-palate/Pages/Causes.aspx

[Accessed June 2011]

NHS Choices. 2011. ‘Have a healthy diet in pregnancy’

http://www.nhs.uk/planners/pregnancycareplanner/pages/eating.aspx

[Accessed June 2011]

NHS Choices. 2011. ‘Spina Bifida’

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/spina-bifida/pages/introduction.aspx

[Accessed June 2011]

NHS Choices. 2011. ‘Vitamins and nutrition in pregnancy’

http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/pregnancycareplanner/pages/Vitaminsmineralsdiets.aspx#Folic

[Accessed June 2011]

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2011. ‘While you’re pregnant’

http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/HealthEducators/ucm083308.htm

Sex

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2008. ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62fullguideline.pdf

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2008. ‘Early miscarriage: information for you’

http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/early-miscarriage-information-you

[Accessed June 2011]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2011. ‘Placenta praevia, placenta praevia accreta and vasa praevia: diagnosis and management’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Green-top guideline, 27.

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2011. ‘The investigation and treatment of couples with recurrent first-trimester and second-trimester miscarriage’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Green-top guideline, 17.

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[Accessed June 2011]

Month 1

The first month

American College of Medical Genetics. ‘Paternal age and risk of genetic abnormalities’ 1996 Statement of Guidance for Genetic Counselling in Advanced Paternal Age

Nybo Anderson, et al 2000. ‘Maternal age and fetal loss: population based register linkage study’ British Medical Journal. Vol 320, pp1708-1712

Organisation of Teratology Information Services. 2010. ‘Paternal Exposures and Pregnancy’ http://www.OTISpregnancy.org

How your baby begins

Fraser DM, Cooper MA. eds. 2009. Myles Textbook for Midwives. 15th Edition. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier pp141-142, pp189-225, pp147-155

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2000. ‘The Placenta: Basic Science and Clinical Practice’ http://www.rcog.org.uk

Pregnancy tests

Nepomnaschy PA, Weinberg CR, Wilcox AJ, et al 2008. ‘Urinary hCG patterns during the week following implantation’ Human Reproduction. Vol 23 (2) pp271-277.

https://academic.oup.com/humrep

[Accessed June 2011]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2008. ‘Early miscarriage: information for you’

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/uploaded-files/PIEarlyMiscarriage2008.pdf

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[Accessed June 2011]

Tomlinson C, Marshall J, Ellis JE. 2008. ‘Comparison of accuracy and certainty of results of six home pregnancy tests available over-the-counter’ Current Medical Research and Opinion. Vol 24 (6) pp1645-1649

Twins or more

Anderson-Berry AL. 2010. ‘Vanishing twin syndrome’

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/271818-overview#a0199

[Accessed May 2011]

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. 2011. ‘Improving outcomes for fertility patients: multiple births 2011. A statistical report’

http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2010-05-18_-_Multiple_Births_Publication_2011_-_Rationalising_Register_Data_-_FINAL_1.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2006. ‘Consensus views arising from the 50th Study Group: Multiple Pregnancy’

http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/multiple-pregnancy-study-group-statement

[Accessed May 2011]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2011. ‘Multiple pregnancy following Assisted Reproduction’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Scientific Advisory Committee Opinion Paper 22.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/multiple-pregnancy-following-assisted-reproduction-sac-opinion-paper

[Accessed May2011]

Pregnancy after fertility treatment

Buckett WM, et al 2008. ‘Pregnancy loss in pregnancies conceived after in vitro oocyte maturation, conventional in vitro fertilization, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection’ Fertility and Sterility. Vol 90 (3) pp546-550

La Sala GB, et al 2004. ‘Spontaneous embryonic loss after in vitro fertilisation with and without intracytoplasmic sperm injection’ Fertility and Sterility. Vol 82 (6) pp1536-9

Matias A, et al 2007. ‘The effect of ICSI, maternal age, and embryonic stage on early clinical loss rate of twin versus singleton pregnancies’ European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Reproductive Biology. Vol 130 (2) pp212-215

Special considerations

Anderson-Berry AL. 2010. ‘Vanishing twin syndrome’

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/271818-overview#a0199

[Accessed May 2011]

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. ‘Risks of fertility treatment’

http://www.hfea.gov.uk/fertility-treatment-risks.html

[Accessed June 2011]

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. 2011. ‘Improving outcomes for fertility patients: multiple births 2011. A statistical report’

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[Accessed May 2011]

One-at-a-time. ‘Facts and figures’

http://www.oneatatime.org.uk/126.htm

[Accessed June 2011]

Antenatal care

Bonduelle M, Wennerholm UB, Loft A, et al 2005. ‘A multi-centre cohort study of the physical health of 5-year-old children conceived after intracytoplasmic sperm injection, in vitro fertilization and natural conception’ Human Reproduction. Vol 20 (2).pp413-419

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. 2009. ‘Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): the risks’

http://www.hfea.gov.uk/icsi-risks.html

[Accessed June 2011]

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2007. ‘Fertility: assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/uploaded-files/NEBFertilityFull.pdf

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[Accessed June 2011]

Sala P, Ferrero S, Buffi D, et al 2011. ‘Congenital defects in assisted reproductive technology pregnancies’ Minerva Ginecologica. Vol 63 (3).pp227-235

Pregnancy over 35

Baujat G, et al 2008. ‘Achondroplasia’ Best Practice and Research in Clinical Rheumatology. Vol 22 (1) pp3-18

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18328977

[Accessed November 2011]

Franz MB, Husslein PW. 2010. ‘Obstetrical management of the older gravida’ Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Vol 6 (3) pp463-468

Joseph KS, Allen AC, Dodds L, Turner LA, Scott H, Liston R. 2005. ‘The Perinatal Effects of Delayed Childbearing’ Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 105 (6) pp1410-1418.

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Kühnert B, Nieschlag E. 2004. ‘Reproductive functions of the ageing male’ Human Reproduction Update. Vol 10 (4) pp327-339

http://humupd.oxfordjournals.org/content/10/4/327.full.pdf+html

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[Accessed June2011]

Malaspina D, Perrin M, Kelinhaus KR, et al 2008. ‘Growth and schizophrenia: aetiology, epidemiology and epigenetics’ Novartis Foundation Symposium. Vol 289 pp196-203

Montan S. 2007. ‘Increased risk in the elderly parturient’ Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 19 (2) pp110-112

National Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme. 2010 ‘Testing for Down’s syndrome in pregnancy’

http://fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/getdata.php?id=11304

[Accessed June 2011]

Office for National Statistics. 2010. ‘Frequently asked questions: birth & fertility’

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[Accessed October 2010]

Stilo SA, Murray RM. 2010. ‘The epidemiology of schizophrenia: replacing dogma with knowledge’ Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. Vol 12 (3) pp305–315

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181982/?tool=pubmed

[Accessed November 2011]

Thomas J, Paranjothy S. 2001. ‘The National Sentinel Caesarean Section Audit Report’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Clinical Effectiveness Unit.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/uploaded-files/nscs_audit.pdf

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[Accessed November 2010]

Torrey EF, et al 2009. ‘Paternal age as a risk factor for schizophrenia: how important is it?’ Schizophrenic Research. Vol 114 (1-3) pp1-5

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19683417

[Accessed November 2011]

Yip BH, Pawitan Y, Czene K. 2006. ‘Parental age and risk of childhood cancers: a population-based cohort study from Sweden’ International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol 35 (6) pp1495-1503

Glaser RL, et al 2003. ‘The Paternal-Age Effect in Apert Syndrome Is Due, in Part, to the Increased Frequency of Mutations in Sperm’ American Journal of Human Genetics. Vol 73 (4) pp939–947

Pregnancy under 20

Department for Education. 2008. ‘Teenage parents: who cares? A guide to commissioning and delivering maternity services for young parents’

http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/t/teenage%20parents%20who%20cares.pdf

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[Accessed November 2011]

Week 5

Nausea

Ezzo J, Richardson MA, Vickers A, Allen C, Dibble S, Issell BF, Lao L, Pearl M, Ramirez G, Roscoe JA, Shen J, Shivnan JC, Streitberger K, Treish I, Zhang G. 2006. ‘Acupuncture-point stimulation for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 2.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD002285/frame.html

[Accessed May2011]

Festin M. 2009. ‘Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy’ Clinical Evidence.

http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/ceweb/conditions/pac/1405/1405_I2.jsp

[Accessed May 2011]

Lee A, Fan LTY. 2009. ‘Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 2.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD003281/frame.html

[Accessed May 2011]

Matthews A, Dowswell T, Haas DM, et al 2010. ‘Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 9.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD007575/frame.html

[Accessed May 2011]

Mantle F, Tiran D. 2009. ‘A-Z of complementary and alternative medicine: a guide for health professionals’ Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2008. ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62fullguideline.pdf

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[Accessed April 2011]

NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries. 2008. ‘Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy’

http://www.cks.nhs.uk/nausea_vomiting_in_pregnancy/background_information#-322746

[Accessed May 2011]

Metallic taste and excess saliva

Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation. 2009. ‘Understanding hyperemesis’ http://www.helpher.org

[Accessed May 2011]

Suzuki S, Igarashi M, Yamashita E, et al 2009. ‘Ptyalism Gravidarum’ North American Journal of Medical Sciences. Vol 1 (6) pp303-304.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3364630/

[Accessed May 2011]

Cravings / Aversions

Fraser DM, Cooper MA. eds. 2009.  Myles Textbook for Midwives. 15th Edition. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier. p211

Thinking ahead: When to tell at work

Health and Safety Executive. 2009. ‘A guide for new and expectant mothers who work’

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg373.pdf

[Accessed May 2011]

Select Committee on Science and Technology. Fifth Report.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199900/ldselect/ldsctech/121/12106.htm#a57

[Accessed May 2011]

Week 6

Bleeding in early pregnancy

GP notebook. ‘Summary of features of different types of abortion’

http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.cfm?ID=523567157&linkID=33143

[Accessed May 2011]

Harville EW, Wilcox AJ, Baird DD, et al 2006. ‘Vaginal bleeding in very early pregnancy’ Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 26 (8) pp782-784

Hasan R, Baird DD, Herring AH, et al 2009. ‘Association between first-trimester vaginal bleeding and miscarriage’ Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 114 (4) pp860-867

Jauniaux R, Van Oppenraaij RHF, Burton GJ. 2010. ‘Obstetric outcome after early placental complications’ Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 22 pp452-457

McNabb. 2004. ‘Implantation and development of the placenta’ In: Henderson C, McDonald S. eds. Mayes’ midwifery. 13th ed. London pp190-204

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 2010. ‘Antenatal Care: NICE Guideline’ NICE Clinical Guideline 62.

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http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/11947/40115/40115.pdf

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Poulouse T, Richardson E, Ewings P, et al 2006. ‘Probability of early pregnancy loss in women with vaginal bleeding and a singleton live fetus at ultrasound scan’ Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 26 (8) pp782-784

WHO. 2007. ‘Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A guide for midwives and doctors’

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9241545879_eng.pdf

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Pregnant after pregnancy loss

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2011. ‘The investigation and treatment of couples with recurrent first-trimester and second-trimester miscarriage’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Green-top guideline, 17.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/GTG17recurrentmiscarriage.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

Organise your antenatal care

Independent midwives. ‘What is an independent midwife?’

http://www.independentmidwives.org.uk/index.php?node=9788

[Accessed May 2011]

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2008. ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62fullguideline.pdf

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http://www.ncc-wch.org.uk/guidelines/guidelines-programme/guidelines-programme-published/antenatal-care/

[Accessed April 2011]

Thinking ahead: When will I have a scan?

UK National Screening Programme by region

[Accessed May 2011]

http://www.screening.nhs.uk/fetalanomaly-northernireland

http://www.screening.nhs.uk/fetalanomaly-england

http://www.screening.nhs.uk/fetalanomaly-scotland

http://www.screening.nhs.uk/fetalanomaly-wales

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme. 2011. ‘Implementation of Down’s syndrome screening’ New England Journal of Medicine.

http://fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/getdata.php?id=11302

[Accessed May 2011]

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme. Not dated. ‘How is my baby going to be screened for Down’s syndrome and fetal anomalies?’

http://fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/tests_about

[Accessed May 2011]

Week 7

Tender breasts

Fraser DM, Cooper MA. eds. 2009. Myles Textbook for Midwives 15th Edition. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier. p216

Sensitive skin

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia. 2013. ‘General information on skin conditions in pregnancy’

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003223.htm

[Accessed February 2013]

Thrush

NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries. 2007. ‘Candida: female genital’

http://www.cks.nhs.uk/candida_female_genital/view_whole_topic#-284046

[Accessed May 2011]

Thinking ahead: Tests in early pregnancy

Association of Clinical Cytogenetics. 2010. Cited in General NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme Update

http://www.screening.nhs.uk/getdata.php?id=10186

[Accessed May 2011]

British Medical Ultrasound Society. ‘What to expect from different types of ultrasound examination’ British Medical Ultrasound Society.

http://www.bmus.org/about-ultrasound/GoingforanUltrasoundScan2.pdf

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[Accessed November 2011]

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2008. ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62fullguideline.pdf

Accessed via:

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[Accessed April 2011]

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme. 2011. ‘Implementation of Down’s syndrome screening’ New England Journal of Medicine.

http://fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/getdata.php?id=11302

[Accessed May 2011]

NHS National Screening Committee. 2010. ‘Screening tests for you and your baby’

http://fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/getdata.php?id=11245

[Accessed April 2011]

Radiology Information. 2011. ‘Obstetric ultrasound’

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=obstetricus

[Accessed November 2011]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2010. ‘Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. Clinical Green Top Guideline, 8’

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/GT8Amniocentesis0610.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

Week 8

Your first antenatal visit

Care Quality Commission. 2010. ‘Women’s experiences of maternity care. Key findings from the 2010 NHS trust survey’

http://www.cqc.org.uk/_db/_documents/20101201_MAT10_Briefing_final_for_publication_201101072550.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2007. ‘Intrapartum care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG55FullGuideline.pdf

Accessed via:

http://www.ncc-wch.org.uk/guidelines/guidelines-programme/guidelines-programme-published/intrapartum-care/

[Accessed March 2011]

Routine tests

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2008. ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62fullguideline.pdf

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[Accessed April 2011]

Clinical Knowledge Summaries. 2006. ‘Hypertension in pregnancy’ Clinical topic. http://www.cks.nhs.uk

Thinking ahead: Where to have your baby

Home

Birth Choice UK. 2010. ‘Highest and lowest home birth rates by local administrative area (2009)’

http://www.birthchoiceuk.com/Professionals/index.html

[Accessed May 2011]

Laurence J. 2008. ‘The big question: What are the risks of home births, and are they greater than in hospital?’

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/the-big-question-what-are-the-risks-of-home-births-and-are-they-greater-than-in-hospital-803504.html

[Accessed May 2011]

Mori R, Dugherty M, Whittle M. 2008. ‘An estimation of intrapartum-related perinatal mortality rates for booked home births in England and Wales between 1994 and 2003’ International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 115 (5) pp554-559

http://www2.cfpc.ca/local/user/files/%7BE7B72500-5381-4D45-BAAF-F34B460E1E03%7D/UK%20Home%20Births.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2007. ‘Intrapartum care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG55FullGuideline.pdf

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NCT. 2008. ‘Home birth briefing’ http://nctpregnancyandbabycare.com/_files/documents/ec42c75ed05b865896b35d6b758e7136/MS3HomeBirthBriefing.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / Royal College of Midwives. 2007. ‘Home births’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwives Joint Statement No. 2.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/home-births

[Accessed May 2011]

Hospital

Care Quality Commission. 2010. ‘Women’s experiences of maternity care in England. Key findings from the 2010 NHS trust survey’

http://www.cqc.org.uk/_db/_documents/20101201_MAT10_Briefing_final_for_publication_201101072550.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

NCT. 2005. ‘Are women getting the birth environment they need? Report of a national survey of women’s experiences’ London.

http://www.nct.org.uk/_files/documents/efafda58b20ac8cfa8dbc029476f2f06/Are_women_getting_the_birth_environment_they_need.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

Does it matter where I have my baby?

Hodnett ED, Downe S, Walsh D, et al 2010. ‘Alternative versus conventional institutional settings for birth’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 9. Art. No: CD000012

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD000012/frame.html

[Accessed May 2010]

Hodnett ED, Gates S, Hofmeyr GJ, et al 2011. ‘Continuous support for women during childbirth’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 2. Art. No: CD00376

Midwives Information and Resource Service. 2008. ‘Informed choice for professionals’

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD003766/frame.html

[Accessed May 2011]

Week 9

Fainting

Fraser DM, Cooper MA. eds. 2009. Myles Textbook for Midwives 15th Edition. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier

Midwives Information and Resource Service. ‘Antenatal screening for congenital abnormalities: helping women to choose’ MIDIRS Informed Choice Leaflet.

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http://www.infochoice.org/ic/ic.nsf/RevLeaflets?OpenForm

Coping at work in early pregnancy

Health and Safety Executive. 2009. ‘A guide for new and expectant mothers who work’

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg373.pdf

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Workplace risk assessments

European Directive. 1992. ‘Council directive 92/85/EED of 19 October 1992. on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (tenth individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391/EEC)’

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:1992L0085:20070627:EN:PDF

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Health and Safety Executive. 2002. ‘New and expectant mothers at work: a guide for employers’

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg122.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

Health and Safety Executive. 1999. ‘Working safely with ionising radiation: guidelines for expectant or breastfeeding mothers’

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg334.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

Reprotox. 2008. ‘Stress’

https://www.reprotox.org/sample-stress.aspx

[Accessed May 2011]

Your rights

Directgov. ‘Working when pregnant’

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Moneyandworkentitlements/WorkAndFamilies/Pregnancyandmaternityrights/DG_10026556

[Accessed May 2011]

Directgov. ‘How to resolve a problem at work’

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/ResolvingWorkplaceDisputes/DG_10027991

[Accessed May 2011]

Thinking ahead: Is it twins or more?

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. 2011. ‘Improving outcomes for fertility patients: multiple births 2011. A statistical report’

http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2010-05-18_-_Multiple_Births_Publication_2011_-_Rationalising_Register_Data_-_FINAL_1.pdf

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Multiple Birth Foundation. 2010. ‘Information for parents when twins share one placenta: monochorionic twins’

http://www.multiplebirths.org.uk/MC%20Pregnancy%20%20Version%2012%2017%205%2010.pdf

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[Accessed May 2011]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2011. ‘Multiple pregnancy following Assisted Reproduction’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Scientific Advisory Committee Opinion Paper 22.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/multiple-pregnancy-following-assisted-reproduction-sac-opinion-paper

[Accessed May2011]

Twins and Multiple Births Association. 2009. ‘The healthy multiple pregnancy guide’

http://www.tamba.org.uk/document.doc?id=9

[Accessed May 2011]

Week 10

Ultrasound scans

Blaas HGK, Eik-Nes SH, Berg S. 2000. ‘Three dimensional fetal ultrasound’ Bailliere’s Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 14 (4) pp611-627

Kirwan. D and NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme. 2010. ‘NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme: 18+0 to 20+6 weeks fetal anomaly scan national standards and guidance for England’

http://fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/standardsandpolicies

[Accessed April 2011]

British Medical Ultrasound Society. 2009. ‘British Medical Ultrasound Society Guidelines for the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound equipment’

http://www.bmus.org/policies-guides/BMUS-Safety-Guidelines-2009-revision-FINAL-Nov-2009.pdf

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Bricker L, Neilson JP, Dowswell T. 2008. ‘Routine ultrasound in late pregnancy (after 24 weeks’ gestation)’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4): CD001451

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD001451/frame.html

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fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/standardsandpolicies

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Midwives Information Resource Services. 2008. ‘Routine ultrasound scans in the first half of pregnancy’ Informed Choice for Professionals. Vol 3. Bristol: MIDIRS

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2008. ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62fullguideline.pdf

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2006. ‘The management of early pregnancy loss’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Green-top guideline, 25. London.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/uploaded-files/GT25ManagementofEarlyPregnancyLoss2006.pdf

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Torloni MR, Vedmedoyska N, Merialdi M, et al 2009. ‘Safety of ultrasonography in pregnancy: WHO systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis’ Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 33 (5) pp599-608

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/uog.6328/pdf

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Whitworth M, Bricker L, Neilson JP, et al 2010. ‘Ultrasound for fetal assessment in early pregnancy’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4): CD007058

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD007058/frame.html

[Accessed April 2011]

Thinking ahead: Antenatal tests

Child Growth Foundation. 2004. ‘Turner Syndrome: a guide for parents and patients’

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[Accessed January 2009]

Department of Health. 2002. ‘Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) – Guiding Principles for Commissioners of NHS services’

http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_4118935.pdf.

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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. 2009. ‘Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)’

http://www.hfea.gov.uk/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis.html

[Accessed April 2011]

Midwives Information and Resource Service. ‘Antenatal screening for congenital abnormalities: helping women to choose’ MIDIRS Informed Choice Leaflet.

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NHS Choices. 2009. ‘Turner syndrome’

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Turners-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx?url=Pages/what-is-it.aspx

[Accessed April 2011]

NHS National Screening Committee. 2010. ‘Screening tests for you and your baby’

http://fetalanomaly.screening.nhs.uk/getdata.php?id=11245

[Accessed April 2011]

Week 11

Driving

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. 2005. ‘Seat belts: advice and information’

http://www.rospa.com/roadsafety/info/seatbelt_advice.pdf

[Accessed April 2011]

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. 2001. ‘Airbags’

http://www.rospa.com/roadsafety/info/airbags.pdf

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[Accessed April 2011]

Complementary therapies

Cheuk DKL, Yeung J, Chung K, et al 2007. ‘Acupuncture for insomnia’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (3.)

http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab005472.html

[Accessed April 2011]

Mantle F, Tiran D. 2009. ‘A-Z of complementary and alternative medicine: a guide for health professionals’ Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier

Matthews A, Dowswell T, Haas DM, et al 2010. ‘Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (9.)

http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab007575.html

[Accessed April 2011]

Pennick V, Young G. 2007. ‘Interventions for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD001139

http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab001139.html

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Wang K, Svensson P, Arendt-Nielsen L. 2007. ‘Effect of acupuncture-like electrical stimulation on chronic tension-type headache: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial’ The Clinical Journal of Pain. Vol 23 (4) pp316-322

Thinking ahead: VBAC

Vance ME. 2009. ‘The female pelvis and reproductive organs’ In: Fraser DM, Cooper MA. eds. Myles Textbook for Midwives. 15th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, pp105-112

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2007. ‘Birth after previous caesarean birth’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Green-top guideline, 45. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists press

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/GTG4511022011.pdf

[Accessed March 2011]

Week 12

Weight gain

Department of Health. 2009. ‘Your health in pregnancy. Chapter 3’ In: Department of Health. The pregnancy book. London: Department of Health, pp24-39

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_107302

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Murray I, Hassall J. 2009. ‘Change and adaptation in pregnancy’ In: Fraser DM, Cooper MA. eds. Myles Textbook for Midwives. 15th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, pp189-225

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2008. ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62fullguideline.pdf

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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 2010. ‘Dietary interventions and physical activity interventions for weight management before, during and after pregnancy’

http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH27

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An emotional rollercoaster

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2010. ‘Pregnancy and complex social factors: a model for service provision for pregnant women with complex social factors’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG55FullGuideline.pdf

[Accessed March 2011]

Week 13

Are home monitors safe?

British Medical Journal. 2009. ‘Caution with home fetal Doppler devices’ British Medical Journal. Vol 339. p3220 http://www.bmj.com

[Accessed March 2010]

British Medical Ultrasound Society. 2000. ‘Statement on the safe use and potential hazards of diagnostic ultrasound’ http://www.bmus.org.

[Accessed March 2010]

Chakladar A, Adams H. 2009. ‘Patient safety: dangers of listening to the fetal heart at home’

http://www.bmj.com/content/339/bmj.b4308.extract/reply#bmj_el_224886

[Accessed May 2011]

Taking care of your teeth and gums

American Academy of Periodontology. 2008. ‘Baby steps to healthy pregnancy and on-time delivery’ http://www.perio.org

[Accessed April 2011]

Bobetsis YA, Barros SP, Offenbacher S. 2006. ‘Exploring the relationship between periodontal disease and pregnancy complications’ The Journal of the American Dental Association. Vol 137. http://www.jada.ada.org

[Accessed April 2011]

Han YW. 2011. ‘Oral health and adverse pregnancy outcomes – what’s next?’ Journal of Dental Research. Vol 90 (3) pp289-293

Jeffcoat M, Parry S, Sammel M, et al 2011. ‘Periodontal infection and preterm birth: successful periodontal therapy reduces the risk of preterm birth’ International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 118 (2) pp250-256

Polyzos NP, Polyzos IP, Zavos A, et al 2010. ‘Obstetric outcomes after treatment of periodontal disease during pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis’ British Medical Journal. Vol 341

Xiong X, Buekens P, Fraser WD, et al 2006. ‘Periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review’ International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol 113 (2) pp135-143

Thinking ahead: Low-lying placenta

Crafter H. 2009. ‘Problems of pregnancy’ In: Fraser DM, Cooper MA. eds. Myles Textbook for Midwives. 15th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, pp333-359

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health. 2008. ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ Clinical guideline. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press.

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG62fullguideline.pdf

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2007. ‘A low-lying placenta after 20 weeks (placenta praevia): information for you’

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/uploaded-files/PILowlyingPlacenta2007.pdf

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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2011. ‘Placenta praevia, placenta praevia accreta and vasa praevia: diagnosis and management’ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Green-top guideline, 27. London: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists press.

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/GTG27PlacentaPraeviaJanuary2011.pdf

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