Category: Articles

Illuminating risk (part 2)

In honour of the fact that I’ll be getting ready to speak on the subject of risk for Homebirth Australia as this post goes live, I decided it was about time that I posted up more of my past work…

Cyberchondria and hypergoogleosis

I am writing this while a little sleep deprived.  Mainly because my lovely man (who says I am allowed to write about this as long as he can be referred to by the handle ‘CB’) developed an itchy skin rash…

Wizards, quilts and soothsaying

In honour of the date, I have chosen, formatted and uploaded a couple of articles to which I have new footnotes to add but which, more importantly, will allow me to post cool seasonal pictures 😀 (Never let it be…

A few practice-related articles…

I have just formatted and uploaded a few more of my already-published articles and I am thinking that they might be of particular interest to student and practising midwives and others directly involved in the care of women and babies,…

On doing more (or less)…

“Report after guideline after study after consensus paper says we must do more.  More monitoring, more checking, more screening, more form filling, more, more, more… Sometimes we probably do need to do more. But maybe sometimes we need to do…

Illuminating risk (part 1)

The concept of risk has been increasingly mentioned in birth-related literature over the past few years by many different groups.  Just to name a few of the more obvious ones, we have those who have become concerned by what they…

The theoretical risk of water embolism

I have learned this week that some things can’t be repeated often enough.  If you know the story of the theoretical risk of water embolism and understand that this is no more likely than lunar transplacental relocation (the explanation of…

Iron supplementation: lumping, splitting and choice

I have just uploaded two new articles relating to the recent update of the Cochrane review on daily oral iron supplementation; firstly, the ReView article (Wickham 2013a) in which I discussed the content and considered the implications of Peña-Rosas et…