Category: Original articles

How to train your obstetrician – part 2

In the first part of this article, I looked at how and why people come to take a medical-model approach to birth, and argued that there is much to be gained from understanding how cultural influences, medical education and the…

How to train your obstetrician – part 1

Dear esteemed obstetric colleagues: before you write in and complain, please let me tell you that not only has this post been approved by some of my favourite obstetricians, it was actually commissioned and titled by one of them.  It…

What do you think about Chlorhexidine?

Researching and writing a book is always a sure-fire means of generating a list of interesting things that one might want to look into one day, and my recent Group B Strep project didn’t let me down in this regard! …

Exploring cervical recoil…

One of the presentations that I most like to be asked to give is called ‘Cervical Wisdom‘.  This is a session that I have developed over the years in which I analyse the things that textbooks and received wisdom would…