Making normal birth a reality

Consensus statement from the Maternity Care Working Party - our shared views about the need to recognise, facilitate and audit normal birth

Normal Birth Consensus Statement

This consensus statement includes discussion about why normal birth matters, the Information Centre definition of ‘normal delivery’ with details of the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and recommendations for action to support normal birth. There is also further information on government policies, recent trends and factors that affect levels of intervention and normal birth rates. It can be downloaded as a pdf below.

Date published: 01/11/2007

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