Tag: older women

Book and instagram news!

I have two pieces of news to share today! First, a new, shiny, updated version of my book Inducing Labour: making informed decisions will be launching on Thursday, 10th May! The new version will include discussion of new research, practice-related…

Whatever happened to the precautionary principle?

Is anyone else feeling disgruntled at the ongoing trend in the research literature towards attempting to justify earlier and earlier induction of labour?  A year or so ago, I unpacked a meta-analysis which claimed that, contrary to the experience of…

A bit of good news for older mums…

I speak to many older mums and mums-to-be who are really tired of hearing fear-based, anxiety-generating statements about the risks of older mumhood, and it’s partly because of this that I was really happy to read a recent study in…

Who is at risk of severe secondary PPH?

An analysis of ten years’ worth of medical records of women who had a severe secondary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) after giving birth in a hospital in France has shown that the only risk factors which were associated with severe secondary…