'Midwives work at the heart of the community, as the primary co-ordinator of care for all pregnant, labouring and postnatal women. They support, guide and care for mother, baby and family through the months of pregnancy, during the birth itself, and afterwards in the postnatal period.’ (RCN, 2015, Become a midwife). Use this guide to find information resources about midwifery including books, reports and journal articles.
Royal College of Nursing (2020) Female genital mutilation: RCN guidance for sexual health care. London: RCN.
Please check that guidance is applicable for your country.
Systematic reviews from the Cochrane Library. Topics include pregnancy and childbirth.
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Search for online journal articles and print references on midwifery, pregnancy, labour and early infant care.
Open Maternity and Infant Care
Nursing History Collection
Digitised journal available online.
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