Tag: pregnancy

Who’s most likely to get an inaccurate due date?

A study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica might be helpful to women who are frustrated by the discrepancy between their own due date (as calculated by the date of their last period) and that calculated through ultrasound scanning.…

The madness of modern measurement

Cassie, who has given me permission to tell her story and who chose her own pseudonym, became pregnant via IVF. She was thus one of those women who know the exact date when they conceived, and she and her midwife…

Post-term pregnancy online course now available!

  Would you like to increase your knowledge AND build your confidence in discussing the evidence around post-term pregnancy? Because I am really happy to announce that my post-term pregnancy online course has been tested and was found by my…

Midwives’ views on ultrasound…

Here’s an interesting article and some food for thought. An Australian study – which was published in BMC Pregancy and Childbirth and is thus freely available if you’d like to read it in full for yourself – explored midwives’ experiences…

Pregnancy, birth and overdetection…

A few weeks ago, a study was published in the British Medical Journal.  It looked at overdetection in cancer screening; asking people whether they find overdetection acceptable and to what degree. Taking their findings into account, the authors concluded that,…

Women’s experiences of monitoring fetal movements…

Researchers have looked at women’s experiences of two different self-assessment methods for monitoring fetal movements in full-term pregnancy and, although the study was relatively small, it would appear that more of the Swedish women who participated, having tried both methods,…