Category: Articles

Is APGAR scoring a flexible friend?

It is now over fifty years since Virginia Apgar created the scoring system that led to an increased focus on babies in their critical first moments (Apgar 1953).  It led to her being honoured on a postal stamp and posthumously…

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…