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NICE publish guidelines to improve women's experience of labour

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health have issued guidance providing clear and consistent advice to doctors and midwives on how to support and care for women in labour. The guideline supports normal birth (that is a spontaneous vaginal birth where mother and baby are healthy afterwards) as well as setting out what to do if labour does not progress normally.

All recommendations in the guideline are underpinned by the principle that women are provided with information and advice so they are in control of what happens to them during labour and are able to make decisions that are right for them and their baby.

This page was last updated: 30 March 2010

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