Tag: older women

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…

Age, obesity and uterine contractility…

During the last week, two important papers from the Birthplace team have been published. The impact of maternal obesity on intrapartum outcomes in otherwise low risk women: secondary analysis of the Birthplace national prospective cohort study, which has been available…