These are some of the best birth websites, for evidence based research on birth options.
Just because a procedure is “routine” or is “hospital policy” doesn’t mean you can’t say no or that you have other options. I am not recommending going against medical advice but if you and baby are happy and healthy a procedure might not be necessary. Remember it’s “YOUR BIRTH”, so do what feels right for you and your baby.
Have you heard the term “if you don’t know your choices, you don’t have any choices” In my hypnobirthing classes, I highly recommend my families research their options. I want them to feel empowered and confident when they need to make decisions or in case their birth takes a different journey than they planned.
I hope you find these links helpful.
AIMs A fantastic website of evidence based research, great information about Inductions, Vitamin K, Vaginal Examinations, Gestational Diabetes and a lot more.
NICE Guidelines National Institute of health and care excellence, guidelines on pregnancy and birth.
Sara Wickham A great place for evidence based research on inductions, vitamin K, group strep B and so much more
Birthrights protecting human rights in child birth and ensuring women receive the respect and dignity they deserve.