Category: Questions and Answers

What is Mindfetalness?

I should have seen this one coming!  A week or two ago, I posted my thoughts on a recently published study looking at women’s experiences of two different self-assessment methods for monitoring fetal movements in full-term pregnancy.  But I forgot…

Epidural Fever

One of the topics that I was asked about at one of my recent ‘Recipes for Normal Birth’ workshops was that of ‘epidural fever’ and, as promised, here’s a post linking to my article on this topic along with three…

What was the Canadian Term Breech trial?

A student midwife asked: “I have seen mention of the Canadian term breech research in journals, but googling this just takes me to various studies, and I know this was controversial research that was criticised but as I don’t know…

Evidence for the purple line…

Todays answer is to a question that I get asked at least once a month: Can you help me find references / evidence relating to the purple line?  And yes, I can.  There aren’t many at all, but there are…

Does antenatal anti-D help the current baby?

Happy 2014!  My first post this year is also the first in a new occasional series which will be tagged Questions&Answers … these are my responses to questions that I get asked frequently.  As ever, they are not intended to…