Tag: women’s experiences

Delivery method and women’s experiences

A study looking at women’s experiences of different types of birth has again reinforced the idea that we should be doing all we can to promote physiological birth and reduce interventions. (Yes, we also definitely need to work on making…

“You are your own treat…”

“A dancing girl is a revolutionary act – even more so if she is dancing alone, at night, in her bedroom, with her headphones on. A girl who knows how to give herself pleasure is a revolutionary girl. A girl…

How to cancel a labour induction?

“I had an appointment with a consultant last week and was given a date for induction, although I wasn’t really asked whether I wanted it and it was all very fast. There’s no medical reason for inducing me, it’s just…

Midwifery care: what do women want?

A team of Dutch researchers have published an analysis of data gathered from nearly three and a half thousand women who responded to questions about how midwifery care could be improved. I have to say that the findings of this…

It’s OK to have wants too…

I came across a paper recently that had a title which I really liked.  Which makes a nice change, because more often I find I don’t like the titles of papers, and generally when this happens it is because I…

Don’t deny our experiences!

I want to acknowledge from the outset that the story I am about to tell you is based on the epitome of a first-world problem, but I’m not telling you because I want to complain about the problem.  I want…

Women’s experiences of cervical ripening

As someone who has written lots about induction of labour and is dismayed by the way in which the volume of medical research in this area swamps the very few studies that seek to ask women about their experiences of…