Tag: waterbirth

Protecting the perineum: midwifery expertise

A recent study has added to our knowledge about the views and skills of midwives who have expertise in protecting women’s perineums during birth. The research, known as the ‘MEPPI study’ is described as a qualitative exploratory study and the…

Analysing water immersion guidelines

I recently read the most fascinating paper. Called ‘A critical analysis of Australian policies and guidelines for water immersion during labour and birth’, it aimed “to determine how water immersion policies and/or guidelines are informed, who interprets the evidence to…

A duo of thought-provoking articles on risk

A couple of research articles relating to the notion of risk got my attention a few weeks back, and I’d like to share them with you in case you’ve not yet spotted them. Firstly, we have ‘Nocebo and the potential…

The theoretical risk of water embolism

I have learned this week that some things can’t be repeated often enough.  If you know the story of the theoretical risk of water embolism and understand that this is no more likely than lunar transplacental relocation (the explanation of…