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  1. Labour and Delivery
  2. Midwifery
  3. Maternity Services
  4. Pregnancy
  5. Postnatal Care

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1. Labour and Delivery

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L1 Amniotomy (see also L14, L24)
L2 Birth plans
L3 Breech (not twins) (see also P86, L31)
L4 Communication in labour
L5 Electronic fetal monitoring (see also L40)
L6 Episiotomy and perineal management (see also L18, PN68, PN15)
L7 Nutrition and hydration in labour
L8 Meconium
L9 Women’s perceptions of pain and pain relief
L10 Epidurals (see also PN60, L37)
L11 Drug free pain relief in labour (see also L9, L10, L12, L20, L22, L41)
L12 TENS (see also L11)
L13 Position and ambulation in labour (see also L35)
L14 Prostaglandins for induction of labour/cervical ripening (see also L1, L24)
L15 Pushing and bearing down (see also L16)
L16 Second stage management (see also L6, L15, L38)
L17 Shoulder dystocia
L18 Suturing the perineum (including not suturing) (see also L6, PN15, PN68)
L19 Third stage management (includes expectant management) (see also L38, PN29)
L20 Waterbirth
L21 Vaginal birth after caesarean section
L22 Drugs for pain relief (see also L10, L41, L59)
L24 Induction of labour/cervical ripening (see also L1, L14)
L25 Support/company in labour (see also L33, L34)
L26 Examining and weighing the placenta
L28 Premature rupture of the membranes at term
L29 Female circumcision and genital mutilation
L30 Forceps and vacuum
L31 Twin delivery (see also P48)
L32 Apgar score
L33 Fathers at the birth (see also P15, L25, L34)
L34 Siblings at the birth (see also L25, L33)
L35 Birth chairs and stools (see also L13)
L36 Partograms
L37 Epidurals – postnatal effects
L38 Active management of labour
L39 Fetal scalp electrodes
L40 Intermittent auscultation versus continuous fetal monitoring (see also L5)
L41 Pethidine (see also L10, L22)
L42 Cord prolapse
L43 Occipito-posterior position
L44 Retained placenta
L45 Caesarean section – rates, increase, trends
L46 Drugs in labour – effects on breastfeeding (see also L22, PN38
L47 Fetal distress
L48 Squatting in labour
L49 Spontaneous onset of labour
L50 Vulval cleansing in labour
L51 Forceps and vacuum – maternal outcome
L52 Guarding the perineum/preventing tears
L53 Caesarean section – caesarean by choice
L54 Women’s experiences of labour
L55 Third and fourth degree tears
L56 HIV – prevention of vertical transmission in labour
L57 Caesarean section – antibiotic prophylaxis
L58 Caesarean section – anaesthesia and analgesia (see also PN60)
L59 Entonox, nitrous oxide and gas and air
L60 Birth environment
L61 Obesity in labour
L62 Cultural or religious birth and death rituals and practices
L63 ST analysis (STAN)
L64 Water as pain relief

2. Midwifery

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Back to Top M3 Team midwifery/continuity of care
M4 Pre-registration education
M5 Continuing professional development
M6 Universal precautions
M7 History and development of midwifery
M8 Models of care
M9 Role and status of midwives (see also M31)
M10 Stress and burnout in midwifery
M14 Retention and recruitment of midwives
M15 Job satisfaction
M16 Men in midwifery
M18 Legal issues
M19 Ethical issues M2 Autonomy and accountability
M20 Independent midwifery
M21 Supervision of midwives
M22 Traditional birth attendants
M23 Preceptors and mentors
M24 Research – the value of
M25 Research – how to do it
M26 Student midwives
M28 Midwife led care
M29 Integrated midwifery
M31 Extended role of the midwife (see also M9)
M32 Managing change
M33 Record keeping
M34 Caseload/one-to-one midwifery
M35 Group practice midwifery
M36 Learning and teaching methods
M37 Assessing student midwives
M38 Assessing midwives (competency, peer review, appraisal)
M39 Reflective practice
M40 Occupational health and safety
M41 Stress and burnout in the NICU
M42 Midwifery in the USA
M43 Midwifery in Canada
M44 Midwifery in Australia
M45 Midwifery in the Netherlands
M46 Midwifery in New Zealand
M47 Midwifery in Western Europe
M48 Midwifery in Eastern Europe
M49 Midwifery in Central and South America
M50 Midwifery in Africa
M52 Job sharing/part-time working
M53 Feminism/gender issues in midwifery and maternity care
M54 Evidence-based practice (see also M24,M25, M59)
M57 Maternity support workers and health care assistants
M58 Shifts and rotas
M59 Research – critical appraisal
M60 Research – statistical methods
M61 Research – ethical issues
M63 Childfree midwives/midwives who are mothers
M64 Communication/relations with other health professionals
M65 Decision making/problem solving
M66 Advanced/higher level practice
M67 Confidentiality
M69 Public health and the midwife
M70 Counselling skills for midwives
M71 Consultant midwives
M72 Bullying/harassment
M73 Care pathways
M74 Midwifery in Asia
M75 Return to practice
M76 Shared/collaborative care
M77 Leadership
M78 Research – qualitative methods
M79 Writing for publication
M80 Liability insurance for midwives
M81 Reproductive health services in developing countries
M82 Clinical negligence
M83 Professional organisations
M84 Maternal morbidity: rates and trends in developed countries
M85 Midwifery in the Middle East
M87 Rural midwifery
M88 Simulation-based training
M90 Revalidation

3. Maternity Services

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MS1 Antenatal education for teenagers (see also P31, P61, PN93, MS51)
MS2 Booking interview
MS3 Satisfaction with antenatal care
MS4 GP units
MS5 Home birth – safety
MS6 Neonatal intensive care – the costs
MS7 Women holding own notes
MS8 Transitional care
MS9 Medicalisation of childbirth
MS11 Ethical issues in neonatal intensive care
MS12 Late booking
MS15 Informed consent
MS16 Antenatal visits – frequency
MS17 Birth centres
MS18 Antenatal day care
MS19 Minority ethnic women – special needs and services (see also P62)
MS20 Women in prison
MS23 Audit – theory
MS24 Audit – examples
MS25 Homeless women/travellers
MS26 Hospital security/tagging
MS27 Domino deliveries
MS28 Services for drug abusing women
MS29 Home birth – choice and control
MS30 Women who are deaf/hearing impaired
MS31 Women who are blind/visually impaired
MS32 Informed choice
MS34 Postnatal visiting
MS36 Changing Childbirth
MS37 Maternity Services Liaison Committees
MS38 Women with learning disabilities
MS39 Risk management
MS40 UK government publications
MS41 LGBT parents
MS42 Consumer health information
MS43 Clinical governance
MS44 Primary care groups and trusts
MS45 Woman-centred care
MS46 Child protection, child abuse and neglect
MS47 Informed choice – key references from the MIDIRS Informed Choice Initiative
MS48 Refugees
MS49 Complementary therapies (general) (see also L11, P95, P96, P97, P98, P99, P100, PN46)
MS50 Control of childbirth
MS51 Teenage pregnancy – prevention (see also P31, P61)
MS52 Normal childbirth
MS53 Jehovah’s Witnesses
MS54 Women with mental health disorders
MS60 Electronic health records
MS61 Home birth – protocols & guidelines
MS62 Social media and the maternity health care professional
MS63 Asian women in the UK – cultural issues
MS64 Assisted reproduction
MS65 Surrogate motherhood
MS66 Sex selection
MS67 Maternal-fetal rights
MS68 Court-ordered obstetrical interventions
MS69 Effects and long term outcomes of assisted reproduction in offspring
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P1 Alcohol – effects on fetus (see also P63, PN107)
P2 Amniocentesis
P3 Anaemia and iron supplements
P4 Education for labour (Lamaze, psychoprophylaxis etc) (see also P49)
P5 Women with a physical disability
P7 Chorion villus sampling
P8 Common disorders (excluding nausea) (see also P41, P78)
P10 Cytomegalovirus
P11 Diabetes (see also P12, P84 and P129)
P12 Gestational diabetes (see also P11, P84 and P129)
P13 Drug abuse – effects on mother and fetus (see also P68, P81)
P14 Exercise and sport in pregnancy (see also P50)
P15 Fathers/partners (see also L33, PN49)
P16 Fetal movement counting
P17 Herpes
P18 HIV infection – care in pregnancy and labour
P19 HIV screening
P20 Listeria
P21 Maternal age over 35
P21 Maternal age over 35
P22 Prepregnancy care
P23 Pregnancy induced hypertension – causes and diagnosis (see also P56 and P82)
P24 Prolonged pregnancy
P25 Rubella
P26 Rhesus disease
P27 Screening in pregnancy – anxiety and distress
P28 Sickle cell disease
P29 Smoking – adverse effects (see also P36)
P30 Social support in pregnancy
P31 Teenage pregnancy – physiology (see also P61, MS1, MS51, PN93)
P32 Toxoplasmosis
P33 Ultrasound – safety
P34 Maternal weight gain
P35 Antenatal preparation for breastfeeding

P37 Miscarriage – bereavement and counselling
P38 Phenylketonuria
P39 Working in pregnancy (see also P54) (covers pregnancy, labour, postnatal and infant)
P40 Preterm premature rupture of the membranes

P42 Diet and nutrition in pregnancy
P43 Fetal growth restriction (previously retardation)
P44 Poverty and socioeconomic factors (see also MS25)
P45 Ultrasound – diagnostic
P46 Fetal monitoring at home
P47 Estimated date of delivery
P48 Twins – pregnancy only (see also P55, L31)
P49 Education for parenthood (see also P4)
P50 Aquanatal exercise
P51 Miscarriage – causes (see also P37, P64)
P52 Unsupported women
P53 Violence and sexual assault in pregnancy
P55 Multiple pregnancy (not twins) (see also P48)
P56 Pregnancy induced hypertension – management and treatment (see also P23)
P57 Folic acid
P58 Down’s syndrome screening (see also P59, P104)
P60 Evaluating antenatal education
P61 Teenage pregnancy – psychosocial
P62 Minority ethnic women – physiology (see also MS19)

P64 Recurrent miscarriage
P65 Childhood sexual abuse and effect on pregnancy
P66 Sexuality and body image in pregnancy
P67 Sex in pregnancy
P68 Cocaine and crack (see also P13, P81)
P69 Vegetarians and vegans
P70 Vaginal examinations in pregnancy, labour and the puerperium
P71 Placental abruption
P72 Placenta praevia
P73 Asthma
P74 Antepartum haemorrhage/bleeding
P75 Physical examination in pregnancy
P76 Chlamydia
P77 Termination for fetal abnormality – psychological aspects
P78 Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (see also P8, P41)
P79 Maternal stress/life events
P80 Antenatal hospital admission, psychosocial aspects

P82 Blood pressure – methods of measurement
P83 Urine testing
P84 Glucose tolerance tests
P85 Risk scoring
P86 Breech – external cephalic version
P87 Hepatitis B
P88 Sexually transmitted diseases
P89 Syphilis
P90 Epilepsy
P91 Grand multiparity
P92 HELLP syndrome
P93 Oligohydramnios
P94 Polyhydramnios
P95 Acupuncture and acupressure
P96 Aromatherapy
P97 Herbal remedies
P98 Homeopathy
P99 Hypnosis
P100 Massage (see also MS49, PN46)
P101 Obstetric cholestasis
P102 Urinary tract infections
P103 Fetal origins of adult disease
P105 Group B streptococcus
P106 Hepatitis C
P107 Uterine rupture
P108 Cystic fibrosis
P109 Thromboembolic diseases
P110 Human parvovirus
P111 Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia – magnesium sulphate therapy
P112 Pre-eclampsia – aspirin therapy
P113 Pre-eclampsia – general references and outcomes
P114 Eclampsia
P115 Folic acid – health education
P116 Long term effects of pregnancy and childbirth on women’s health
P117 Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain
P118 Drug therapy for pregnant women with HIV infections
P119 Obesity in pregnancy
P120 Eating disorders in pregnancy
P121 Preparation for caesarean section
P122 Malaria
P123 Chickenpox in pregnancy

P125 Informed choice/decision making prior to screening
P126 Multifetal pregnancy reduction
P127 Thalassaemia
P128 Cervical cerclage
P129 Fetal macrosomia (see also P11, P12, P84)
P130 Premature labour and birth – causes
P131 Thyroid diseases
P132 Antenatal depression
P133 Premature labour and birth – prevention and management
P134 Fetal sentience
P135 Edward’s syndrome
P136 Twin-twin transfusion syndrome
P137 Bacterial vaginosis
P138 Ultrasound – three dimensional
P139 Methadone use
P140 Pre-eclampsia – causes and prevention (see also P111, P112, P113, P123, P158)
P141 Caffeine/coffee drinking in pregnancy
P142 Fetal pulse oximetry
P143 Hydrops fetalis
P144 Neural tube defects (see also P57, P115)
P145 Travel in pregnancy and with a baby (see also P122)
P146 Pre-eclampsia – management and treatment (see also P111 and P112)
P147 Amnioinfusion
P148 Cancer
P149 Critical/high-dependency care in pregnancy
P150 Environmental pollution – effects on pregnancy
P151 MRI and computed tomography
P152 Systemic lupus erythematosus
P153 Chorioamnionitis
P154 Fear of childbirth/tokophobia
P155 Heart disease
P156 Reflexology
P157 Osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy
P158 Pre-eclampsia – screening and diagnosis
P159 Vaccination during pregnancy
P160 Tetanus (see also P159, PN131)
P161 Placenta accreta, increta and percreta
P162 Use of prescription and non-prescription drugs in pregnancy
P163 Ultrasound – four dimensional
P164 Oral health in pregnancy
P165 Allergies in pregnancy
P166 Pneumonia in pregnancy
P167 Antenatal classes
P168 Antenatal care and socioeconomic status
P169 Liver diseases in pregnancy
P171 Stillbirth
P172 Influenza in pregnancy
P173 Pre-pregnancy genetic screening and counselling
P174 Pregnancy following bariatric surgery
P175 Effects of multiple corticosteroids
P176 Yoga
P177 Vitamin D deficiency
P178 Maternal obesity – impact on offspring
P179 Antidepressants and psychotropic medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding
P180 Effect of natural disasters on maternal and infant health
P181 Maternal sepsis – genital tract (see also L57, P105, P137, PN154)
P182 Racial disparities in maternal health and pregnancy outcome
P183 Pertussis (whooping cough)
P184 Ethical and moral dilemmas in antenatal and newborn screening (see also P27, P77)
P185 Assisted reproduction – complications in pregnancy and labour
P187 Dietary supplements in pregnancy

5. Postnatal care

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PN1 Perinatal bereavement (not miscarriage) (see also P37, P77)
PN2 Bonding
PN3 Breastfeeding the baby in intensive care
PN4 The decision to breastfeed
PN5 Midwives and healthcare professionals – role in breastfeeding promotion and support
PN6 Nipple problems
PN7 Cord care
PN8 Early discharge/length of stay
PN9 HIV and breastfeeding (see also PN21)
PN10 Jaundice and phototherapy PN100 Heel prick – methods and pain management
PN11 Prematurity and low birth weight – survival and short term outcome
PN12 The environment in the NICU
PN13 Effects of neonatal intensive care on the parents
PN14 Pain in neonate
PN15 Perineal pain relief
PN16 Postnatal depression – causes, diagnosis and prevention
PN17 Rooming in
PN18 Sex and sexual difficulties after childbirth
PN19 Suctioning the neonate
PN20 Vitamin K
PN21 HIV infection in neonate (see also PN9)
PN22 Kangaroo care (see also PN30)
PN23 Sudden infant death – physiology
PN25 Postnatal exercise
PN27 Caesarean section – psychological sequelae
PN28 Antenatal drug abuse – effects on baby
PN29 Postpartum haemorrhage
PN30 Temperature measurement and control (see also PN22)
PN31 Breastfeeding and working mothers
PN32 Mastitis
PN33 Maternal mortality in developing countries
PN34 Incontinence and pelvic floor damage
PN35 Transition to parenthood
PN36 Suppression of lactation
PN37 Respiratory distress syndrome
PN38 Substances in breastmilk
PN39 Cleft lip and palate
PN40 Congenital hip displacement
PN41 Crying babies (see also PN111)
PN42 PKU in the neonate (see also P38)
PN43 Sudden infant death – sleeping position
PN44 Hypoglycaemia and glucose levels in the neonate
PN45 Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
PN46 Neonatal massage, touch, stroking
PN48 Engorgement
PN49 Attitudes of men towards breastfeeding
PN50 Breast pumps
PN51 Sudden infant death – environmental factors
PN52 Safe Motherhood Initiative
PN53 Marketing infant formula
PN54 Positioning the neonate
PN55 The advantages of breastfeeding for the baby
PN56 Milk banks and milk banking
PN58 Cup and spoon feeding
PN59 Postnatal haemoglobin
PN60 Caesarean section – postnatal care and pain relief
PN61 Contraceptive effects of breastfeeding (lactational amenorrhoea)
PN62 Longterm breastfeeding
PN63 Professional attitudes, beliefs and knowledge
PN64 Positioning the baby for breastfeeding
PN65 Complementary, supplementary feeds
PN66 Insufficient milk
PN67 Puerperal psychosis
PN68 Perineal care (see also PN15)
PN69 Debriefing and post traumatic stress disorder
PN70 Routine examination of the newborn
PN71 Enteral and parenteral nutrition
PN72 Infection control in the neonatal intensive care unit
PN73 Neonatal resuscitation
PN74 Neonatal resuscitation – teaching parents
PN75 Premature and low birth weight babies – long term neurodevelopmental outcome
PN76 Contraceptive advice
PN77 Breastfeeding following breast surgery
PN78 Meningitis
PN79 Dummies/pacifiers
PN80 Co-sleeping/sharing a bed
PN81 Nappies and nappy rash
PN82 Nappies – reusable vs disposable
PN83 Skin care of the newborn
PN84 HIV screening in the neonate
PN85 Diet and nutrition whilst breastfeeding
PN86 Prescribed drugs whilst breastfeeding (see also PN38)
PN87 Neonatal circumcision
PN88 Necrotising enterocolitis
PN89 Cord clamping
PN90 Peer support and support groups for breastfeeding
PN91 Hospital policies/procedures that affect breastfeeding
PN92 Breastfeeding twins, triplets or more
PN93 Teenagers breastfeeding – attitudes, complications, promotion (see also P31, P61, MS1)
PN94 Breastfeeding the adopted baby
PN96 Breastfeeding – why do women give up?
PN97 Breastfeeding – the advantages for the mother
PN98 Nipple shields
PN99 Maternal satisfaction with postnatal care
PN101 Breastfeeding immediately following birth
PN102 Sexuality and body image – postnatal
PN103 Hearing tests
PN104 Retinopathy of prematurity
PN105 Caesarean section – maternal outcome
PN106 Cord blood collection and banking
PN107 Fetal alcohol syndrome (see also P1)
PN108 Transporting the neonate
PN109 Maternal mortality in developed countries
PN110 Cerebral palsy – causes, diagnosis and management
PN111 Colic (see also PN41)
PN112 Developmental care in the NICU
PN113 Breastfeeding in public places
PN114 Role of breastfeeding counsellors/lactation consultants
PN115 Postnatal depression – effects on baby and family
PN116 Postnatal depression – treatment and support
PN117 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (see also PN37)
PN119 Surfactant therapy (see also PN37)
PN120 Breastfeeding – weight gain in infants
PN121 Chronic lung disease
PN122 Obstetric fistulae
PN123 Economic advantages of breastfeeding
PN124 Exclusive breastfeeding
PN125 Sudden infant death – smoking
PN126 Breastfeeding: rates and trends
PN127 Infant mortality: rates and trends in developing countries
PN128 Infant mortality: rates and trends in developed countries
PN129 Breastfeeding: diabetic mothers
PN130 Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie)
PN131 Infant vaccination
PN132 Weaning – introduction of solid food
PN133 Talipes
PN134 Congenital heart disease
PN135 Neonatal anaemia
PN136 Otitis media
PN137 Asthma in infancy
PN138 Allergies in infancy
PN139 Infant growth
PN140 Infant development (cognitive)
PN141 Pneumonia in infancy
PN142 Patent ductus arteriosus
PN143 Breastfeeding and socioeconomic status
PN144 Hypoxia
PN145 Birth injuries
PN146 Infant catheterisation
PN147 Kidney function and diseases in infancy
PN148 Breastfeeding after caesarean section
PN149 Malaria in infancy
PN150 Safety and hygiene relating to infant nutrition
PN151 Mechanical ventilation
PN152 Seasonality of birth
PN153 Gastroesophageal reflux
PN155 Mental health and well-being of fathers
PN156 Autism
PN157 Social support in the postnatal period
PN158 Physiology of breastfeeding and lactation
PN159 Palliative care for the infant
PN160 Parenting – policy, support and initiatives
PN161 Grandparents – role in child care and parenting
PN162 Breast abscesses
PN163 Medication errors (infant)
PN164 Premature and low birth weight babies – long term survival, health and general outcomes
PN165 Infant development (physical)
PN166 Infant development (effect of parents)

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