Midwifery Resources


Compassionate Communication Whilst Wearing PPE, August 2020

SBAR Communication Tool from Kings Hospital

NHS Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle version 2, March 2019

Maternity DMA Report 2018

Perinatal Mortality Review Tool, January 2018

Co-designed solutions: #MindNBody – a holistic approach to perinatal mental health, 2019

Rapid Resolution & Redress Scheme For Birth Injury; Consultation Response, November 2017

DH Safer Maternity Care Plan, November 2017 

RCM I-learn Module “Saving Babies Lives; Addressing Stillbirth”, November 2017

Physiological CTG Interpretation Guideline, February 2018

Maternity Bereavement Experience Measure Questionnaire, July 2017

NHS Next Steps; Five Year Forward Review, March 2017

NHS Maternity Ratings, October 2016

NHS Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle, March 2016



MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care Rapid Report: Learning from SARS-CoV-2-related and associated maternal deaths in the UK March-May 2020

Intrapartum‐related perinatal deaths in births planned in midwifery‐led settings in Great Britain: findings and recommendations from the ESMiE confidential enquiry

MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care: Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2015–17

Better for women: RCOG report on improving the health and wellbeing of girls and women

www.npeu.ox.ac/uk/listeningtoparents: NPEU Listening to parents Survey

MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report: UK Perinatal deaths for births from January to December 2017

Brain injury occurring during or soon after birth: annual incidence and rates of brain injuries to monitor progress against the national maternity ambition. (2016 and 2017 data)

Maternal Helath Around The World
Resource that explores maternal health around the world and brings awareness towards improving maternal mortality. Created by Georgetown University’s online Midwifery program.

CMV Counting The Costs
Congenial CMV costs the UK around £750 million a year. An important report with recommendations on reducing the number of babies affected by CMV.

NHS Long Term Plan to Reduce Stillbirths by 50% by 2025 – Published January 2019
Plan for maternity services in reducing stillbirth, maternal morbidity, neonatal mortality and serious brain injury by 50% by 2025.

Each Baby Counts by RCOG – Published November 2018
Collating the results of local investigations into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries occurring during term labour.

Mind The Gap – Published November 2018
An investigation into Maternity training for front line professionals across the UK (2017/2018).

MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care – Published November 2018
Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2014–16.

Evaluation of the implementation of the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle in early adopter NHS Trusts in England, July 2018

MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report 2018

MBRRACE Intrapartum Stillbirths and Related Neonatal Deaths, November 2017

RCOG National Maternity & Perinatal Clinical Report, November 2017

RCOG’s Each Baby Counts Report, June 2017

RCM’s State Of Maternity Services Report, 2016

Department of Health Safer Maternity Care, Next Steps, October 2016

London Maternal Deaths Report; A 2015 Review

National Neonatal Audit Programme Annual Report 2016

Maternity Transformation Programme, July 2016

MBRRACE Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report, May 2016

Relationships: The Pathway To Safe, High-Quality Maternity Care, April 2016

NHS Spotlight On Maternity, March 2016

National Maternity Report, February 2016

The Lancet, Ending Preventable Stillbirths Jan 2016

MBRRACE Confidential Perinatal Enquiry, November 2015

Nurse & Midwife Code, March 2015

Exploring the Intangible Economic Costs of Stillbirth September 2015

RCM’s State of Maternity Services Report 2015

Sands Preventing Babies Death Report 2012

Making Evidence Accessible to Parents Sept 2012

The Lancet series, Stillbirths – published April 2011

Sands Bereavement Care Report 2010

Sands Saving Babies Lives Report 2009



ONS: Vital statistics in the UK: births, deaths and marriages – 2018

ONS; Stillbirth Numbers and Rates for England and Wales to 2018

ONS; Infant, neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates to 2018

ONS; Stillbirth Numbers and Rates for England and Wales to 2017

ONS; Infant, neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates to 2017

ONS; Child & Infant Mortality Statistics 2014

HSCIC NHS Maternity Statistics 2013 – 2014



Characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women admitted to hospital with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in UK: national population based cohort study

Variations in neonatal mortality, infant mortality, preterm birth and birth weight in England and Wales according to ethnicity and maternal country or region of birth: an analysis of linked national data from 2006 to 2012

Ursodeoxycholic acid versus placebo in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (PITCHES): a randomised controlled trial, August 2019

Association of adverse perinatal outcomes of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy with biochemical markers: results of aggregate and individual patient data meta-analyses, March 2019

Awareness of fetal movements and care package to reduce fetal mortality (AFFIRM), September 2018

Alterations in maternally perceived fetal movement and their association with late stillbirth: findings from the Midland and North of England stillbirth case–control study 2018

MiNESS Research and the Sleep On Side Campaign, November 2017

Association Between Reduced Stillbirth Rates & Training in Fetal Growth Assessment, November 2013

RCOG Induction of Labour at Term in Older Mothers, February 2013

Maternal & Fetal Risk Factors For Stillbirth, January 2013

Stillbirth Priority Setting Partnership Conclusions

Self-hypnosis for intra-partum pain management in nulliparous women

Inquiry into stillbirths in Wales

Obstetric Cholestasis

Cardiac Arrhythmia

The Pregnancy Outcome Prediction Study (POPs)

The Cost of Stillbirth

Improving Perinatal Post Mortem Data Collection


Saving Babies’ Lives – Version 2
Learning and building from version 1 to reduce stillbirth and early neonatal death

Saving Babies’ Lives – Care bundle for reducing stillbirth and early neonatal death

RCOG Each Baby Counts