Midwifery Resources


Women’s Health Strategy For England, December 2021

Health and Social Care Committee’s Report, July 2021

The Lancet; Miscarriage Matters, April 2021

Compassionate Communication Whilst Wearing PPE, August 2020

NHS Maternity Statistics, 2019-20

CQC Maternity Services Survey 2019

NHS Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle version 2, March 2019

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

Perinatal Mortality Review Tool, January 2018

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

Maternity Bereavement Experience Measure Questionnaire, July 2017

NHS Next Steps; Five Year Forward Review, March 2017

NHS Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle, March 2016

SBAR Communication Tool from Kings Hospital, 2012


Nicotine vaping in England: 2022 evidence update summary, October 2022

Staffing shortages – APPG report, October 2022

Ockdenden Review at the Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust, March 2022

MBRRACE-UK: Perinatal Surveillance Report 2019 October 2021

HSIB National Report: Intrapartum stillbirth: learning from maternity safety investigations that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 April to 30 June September 2021

First Ockenden Review: Maternity Services at The Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust December 2020

MBRRACE-UK: Signs of Life, UK Clinical Guidance November 2020

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, May 2020

Closing The Gap – published February 2020
Closing the Gap is an analysis of maternity safety training based on recommendations from Baby Lifeline’s Mind the Gap Report (2018).

Better for women: RCOG report on improving the health and wellbeing of girls and women, December 2019

RCOG Each Baby Counts: 2019 Progress Report

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, 2019

London Maternal Mortality Thematic Review, June 2019

Maternal Health 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, April 2019

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.

National Neonatal Audit Programme Annual Report 2019

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).

Maternity DMA Report, October 2018

RCM’s State Of Maternity Services Report, 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-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report: UK Perinatal deaths for births from January to December 2017

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

MBRRACE Intrapartum Stillbirths and Related Neonatal Deaths, November 2017

RCOG National Maternity & Perinatal Clinical Report, November 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)

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

MBRRACE Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report, May 2016

NHS Spotlight On Maternity, March 2016

National Maternity Report; Better Births, February 2016

The Lancet, Ending Preventable Stillbirths Jan 2016

Exploring the Intangible Economic Costs of Stillbirth September 2015

Nurse & Midwife Code, March 2015



ONS; Child and infant mortality in England and Wales 2020

National Records Of Scotland – 2020

ONS: Births for England and Wales; Summary Tables – 2020

ONS: Births for England and Wales; Summary Tables – 2019

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

HSCIC NHS Maternity Statistics 2013 – 2014



Association between the consumption of caffeine and late stillbirth, October 2020

Characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women admitted to hospital with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in UK: national population based cohort study, June 2020

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

The Cost of Stillbirth, December 2017

MiNESS Research and the Sleep On Side Campaign, November 2017

Stillbirth Priority Setting Partnership Conclusions, May 2015

Self-hypnosis for intra-partum pain management in nulliparous women, May 2015

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

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