Category: Riffing ranting and raving

The paradox of palatability

There has been a bit of a debate in the British press and online recently about the ethics and possible dangers of changes that have been made to children’s medicines, with the most commonly discussed example (at least in the…

The value of classic information

I’ve been asked several questions lately about the Midwifery: Best Practice series, which I edited a few years ago, and this has inspired me to rewrite my Books page to include more information about all of my books.  It has…

The importance of consent: rant, rinse, repeat…

May I have a repeat rant today, please?  Because in the last few days I have had conversations with three different, unrelated and very caring midwives who are all caring for bright, informed women who are experiencing difficulties getting the…

Would you like an ARM with that?

When is consent not consent? That’s not intended to be a trick question, though I’ll admit it is a bit of a leading one in the context of this post because, although there are several possible answers to this, which…

On being womanside…

Just sharing a really random thought that came to me recently.  I totally appreciate that this will be seen by some people as pedantic, but I get a bit naffed off when I read the word ‘bedside’ in research papers…