Tag: vaginal examination

Resources for questioning vaginal examination (2)

“Do you know of any good resources on the subject of questioning/declining vaginal examination? I’m thinking of vaginal examinations in a number of contexts – well woman exams, vaginal examinations in labour and especially at the end of pregnancy, as…

Resources for questioning vaginal examination (1)

“Do you know of any good resources on the subject of questioning/declining vaginal examination? I’m thinking of vaginal examinations in a number of contexts – well woman exams, vaginal examinations in labour and especially at the end of pregnancy, as…

Is this going to change your management?

I have found, over quite a few years of teaching midwifery, that people who are learning midwifery and similar arts often like to have building blocks in the form of rules, lists and principles that they can learn and explore…

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…

When the simplest ideas are the best…

Many women find pelvic examination painful, uncomfortable, embarrassing or traumatic, and there are several elements of this which deserve the attention of those who recommend and/or undertake such screening tests. But a recent study by Neuhaus et al (2016) has…

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 ……

Would you like an ARM with that?

When is consent not consent? That’s not intended to be a trick question, though I’ll admit it is a bit of a leading one in the context of this post because, although there are several possible answers to this, which…