April 2021: This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG37 (published July 2006).
Minor changes since publication
October 2023: We updated links to the NICE guideline on intrapartum care, which has been updated.
August 2023: We added a link to the Department of Health and Social Care's Healthy Child Programme to recommendation 1.1.15.
November 2022: We changed 'symptoms' to 'signs' in recommendation 1.4.7.
December 2021: We added a link to NICE's guideline on pelvic floor dysfunction in recommendations 1.1.13, 1.2.1 and 1.2.12.
October 2021: We added a link to NICE's shared decision making guideline in recommendation 1.1.5.