Tag: postnatal care

Pelvic checks at the 6-week check

Sometimes, the combination of my travelling and reading of the midwifery and obstetric literature highlights areas where there is variation in what is seen as standard or usual practice in different areas of the world. There are lots of obvious…

How are you sleeping?

In your practice, do you routinely ask women how they’re sleeping?  And if you do, what do you do with that information?  Do you use sleep-related questions as a way of triggering and exploring all manner of topics with women? …

Vitamin K, reflecting on a decade

In 2003, I wrote a booklet for AIMS called Vitamin K and the Newborn.  It was designed to offer information to parents seeking to make decisions about vitamin K, a prophylactic intervention offered to all newborn babies in the UK…

Anti-D resources 2: the Cochrane Reviews

This is the second in a series of linked posts that serve as signposts to resources for those who wish to look at questions relating to anti-D.  Following on from the first post in this series, which offered a few…

Anti-D resources 1: getting started

This is the first in a series of linked posts that I hope will serve as signposts to resources for those who wish to learn more about anti-D.  I want to offer links to documents and resources that offer a…

Pondering the post-birth tea break

I am getting more and more feedback letting me know that my ‘revisiting’ activities are useful because the act of writing posts that link to specific articles and topics is helping people find articles and other content on this site,…