Tag: induction

Can balloon catheters cause cord prolapse?

I’m always a bit wary of the shortness of many modern forms of media, and this includes blog and facebook posts, because it’s all too easy to post something which doesn’t say enough about the context of the information presented,…

What is a stretch and sweep?

Is a ‘stretch and sweep’ a useful low-tech intervention which might prevent the need for induction of labour, or an unnecessary interference in pregnancy?  A “marvellously effective way of preventing the need for medical induction of labour for post-dates ……

New AIMS Induction book now available!!!

May we have a fanfare of pinards please?!  The revised, lengthened and shinier-than-ever edition of the new book on induction that I have written for AIMS is now available for purchase. Written by myself and retitled Inducing Labour: making informed…

New AIMS Induction book available soon!

I have two announcements to make today!!  The first is that we are now in the final stages of publishing an update to the Induction: do I really need it? booklet that I first wrote for AIMS back in 2004. …

Induction, augmentation and autism…

A study published in Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey this week which analysed birth and educational records has shown that children born to mothers who were induced, augmented or both had increased odds of having autism (Gregory et al 2014).  As…