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The Birth Guide is a comprehensive resource designed to give expectant mothers the detailed maternity information needed to choose the care that best suits them. With the ability to research different maternity units by postcode or by alphabetical listing, maternity units that are consultant led or mid wife led, as well as compare the services they offer, our directory gives you the need-to-know that every mother and child deserves.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Availability and rates of scan, number of births, caesarean rates (elective and emergency), pain relief such as epidurals or pethidine or natural birth options
Availability & rates of scans, caesarean rates, pain relief such as epidurals & pethidine, natural birth options
Consultant led, midwife led, births, caesarean, scan, epidural, pethidine
Identifier Variables
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Dr Fosters
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis
All NHS and private hospitals in the UK
Dr Foster
Conditions of Access
Free access
Tel: 02073328800,