Research Based Evidence for Midwife-led Care:

1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Press Release, 3 December 2014.

2. American College of Nurse-Midwives, ACNM Releases Research Showing Significant Midwifery Care Benefits, May 15, 2012.

3. Nursing and Midwifery Council, Final Report to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, November 2010.

4. The Lancet Series, Midwifery, June 23, 2014.

 

Research Based Evidence for Active Birth:

1.US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, May, 2012.

2. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour. [Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013].

3. American College of Midwives and Nurses, ACNM Releases Research Showing Significant Midwifery Care Benefits, Press Release, May 15, 2012.

4. Sci Flo, Brazil, The vertical position during labour,  December, 2009.

5. Active Birth Manifesto Janet Balaskas, 1982. Revised, 2001.

 

Evidence based Research for Water Birth:

1.The Evidence on Water Birth, The Journal of Perinatal Education, 2014 Summer; 23(3): 124–134.

2. Water Labour & Water Birth, International Childbirth Education Association Paper, 2015.

3. Water Births: A Comparative Study, Fetal Diagnosis Therapy ,2000.

4. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, Maternal and Newborn Outcomes Following Waterbirth: The Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project, 2004 to 2009.

 

Research Based Evidence for Skin-to-Skin:

1. World Health Organisation, Handbook for Guideline Development. Geneva, WHO, 2012.

2. American Academy of Paediatrics, Hospital Breastfeeding Policy for Newborns, 2006.

3. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee, ABM Clinical Protocol #7: Model Breastfeeding Policy (Revision 2010).

4. International Childbirth Association,  ICEA Position Paper, 10/2015.

5. Benefits Of Skin Contact - Review, Anderson 2003, Rojas 2003.

6. World Health Organisation, Handbook for Guideline Development. Geneva, WHO, 2012.

 

Research Based Evidence for Breastfeeding:

1. The evidence and rationale for the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards, 2013.

2. Womenhealth.gov. Breastfeeding, July 21, 2014

3. Cochrane, Moore ER, Anderson GC, Bergman N, Dowswell T, 16 May 2012

4. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Research on Breastfeeding & Breast Milk at the NICHD, August 6, 2012