February 2017: The evidence has been reviewed for the sections on measuring fetal heart rate as part of the initial assessment and on fetal monitoring during labour. Recommendations for which the evidence was reviewed are labelled . Recommendations were added or amended, or the committee agreed that no changes were needed to the recommended actions.
Where recommendations end , [2007, amended 2014],  or , the evidence has not been reviewed.
November 2016: A recommendation about team midwifery was deleted, and a new recommendation was added (labelled ) that cross-refers to information about continuity of care in the NICE guideline on patient experience in NHS services.