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Intrapartum care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth Issued: December 2014 last updated February 2017
This guideline offers best practice advice on the care of women in labour.
Patients and healthcare professionals have rights and responsibilities as set out in the NHS.
Constitution for England – all NICE guidance is written to reflect these. Treatment and care should take into account individual needs and preferences. Patients should have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their care and treatment, in partnership with their healthcare professionals.