Category: Topic resources

Labour progress resources

As this post goes live, I’ll be in Queenstown, New Zealand, running my Labour Progress Workshop, and it seemed like a good opportunity to offer a summary of labour and progress related resources that are right here and freely available…

Ten ways I can help midwifery students

As the UK summer startes to fade, many of our midwifery students are either beginning their studies or moving up a year, and so this seems like a good time to share a post I’ve wanted to write for a…

Anti-D in pregnancy: how we haven’t moved on…

The first Cochrane review of the research relating to the administration of anti-D during pregnancy was undertaken in 1996. Nearly twenty years later, September 2015 saw the publication of the latest update. During that time, however, the only changes have…

Group B Strep resources

Yesterday evening saw the launch event for my new book, Group B Strep Explained, so it seems liks a good day to share a resources page with links to all of my work on this topic, as well as to…

Questioning screening: food for thought

Are you aware that the vast majority of the things that midwives do during antnatal and postnatal checks and when looking after women in labour are actually screening tests?  No matter whether we are checking a woman’s blood pressure, urine…

Cervical wisdom resources

Have you ever noticed that real women’s labouring cervices haven’t read the textbooks? That, although we are taught that they are supposed to open in a linear, unidirectional and relatively predictable manner, many don’t actually do that? I’ve been pondering…

Placental birth resources

I’m continuing with my ‘resources’ theme this week and adding a post which has links to all of the resources on this site which relate to the birth of the placenta and the management (or not) of the third stage…