Tag: induction

Keeping birth normal by reducing inductions

Despite attempts to convince us that induction of labour reduces the caesarean section rate, those of us who have worked within hospitals know from experience that induction of labour poses a real threat to a woman’s chance of giving birth…

How to cancel a labour induction?

“I had an appointment with a consultant last week and was given a date for induction, although I wasn’t really asked whether I wanted it and it was all very fast. There’s no medical reason for inducing me, it’s just…

Women’s experiences of cervical ripening

As someone who has written lots about induction of labour and is dismayed by the way in which the volume of medical research in this area swamps the very few studies that seek to ask women about their experiences of…

Holistic Tensions: is west really best?

I am still on my mission to upload as many of my ‘classic’ articles as are still relevant… Today I’m sharing an article that I wrote a few years ago about holistic healing modalities, which underpins some of my more…

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…