Where to find evidence based birth info?

Updated: Sep 15, 2019

As I heavily state in all my classes, it is so important to know about all your options in childbirth to be able to make informed decisions.

Unfortunately, anecdotal evidence from Netmums or random forums are not the best place to be looking for proper evidence based information!

Here are some resources I would recommend for you to have a look at, some are very easy to read and others take some delving into but there is a wealth of knowledge available at your fingertips.

Evidence Based Birth

A very user-friendly, easy to digest website aimed at parents to help them understand current and evidence based information.


AIMS is a charity that helps women to know their rights, whatever birth they want, and wherever they want it.

Dr Sara Wickham

A midwife who is also a researcher and educator. She has hundreds of free articles and blog posts for anyone seeking information about birth and midwifery.

Cochrane Reviews

Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.…/Pregnancy%20%26%20childbi…/

NICE Guidelines

Guidance, advice and information services for health, public health and social care professionals. These are the national guidelines in the UK that health professionals should be following.…/fertility--pregnancy-and-childbir…

RCOG Green Top GuidelinesBest Practice Papers

Best Practice Papers are based on the latest evidence and are concise and user friendly. They are fully peer-reviews and evidence based.

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