Sara Wickham is in The Midwives’ Cauldron!

Sara Wickham is in The Midwives’ Cauldron!

We’re delighted to tell you that Dr Sara Wickham has now recorded three podcasts with Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed, creators of The Midwives’ Cauldron podcast.

In the most recent, they are chatting about Sara’s new book, Plus Size Pregnancy: what the evidence really says about higher BMI and birth.

On this page, we have links to that one, and the other podcasts that are freely available for you to listen to.

My Plus Size Pregnancy Podcast

My most recent visit to the Cauldron was in the summer of 2023, as I was just about to launch my newest book, Plus Size Pregnancy: what the evidence really says about higher BMI and birth.

You can listen to the Plus Size Pregnancy episode here, and hear me chat about:

·      How women and families want, need and deserve better answers to their many questions about higher BMI and birth, and why midwives and birth workers need to know what the evidence says. 

·      What BMI is, and how it wasn’t even created for reasons to do with health. 

·      Why women with a higher BMI are offered so many additional tests and told that there are limitations on their birth options.

·      Why women with a high BMI are deemed to be more at risk of caesarean section, and the real reasons behind this.

·      Why the phrase morbid obesity is utter nonsense and rooted in a much darker context, and I also discuss diet culture, weight bias and fat shaming in health care.

Listen in to hear all of this and learn about why I wrote my latest book.

In Your Own Time

In 2021, I visited The Cauldron to chat about the induction epidemic, the updated NICE guidance on induction of labour and my book, In Your Own Time: how western medicine controls the start of labour and why this needs to stop.

And mentioned a surprising number of animals, including cats, hamsters and orangutans.

The result is a podcast that’s now freely available to all.

If you’d like to check it out, you can listen or download it at The Midwives’ Cauldron podcast page.

We hope you’ll enjoy, and if you’d like to know more about In Your Own Time, then all the details are here. Or go straight to Amazon.

Listen to my induction podcast here.

Anti-D Explained

n my first visit to The Midwives’ Cauldron, we chatted about Instagram, orangutans, my book, Anti-D Explained, and the nerdy hobby that Sara and Rachel share.

If you’d like to check it out, you can listen or download it at The Midwives’ Cauldron podcast page.

We hope you’ll enjoy, and if you’d like to know more about Anti-D Explained, then all the details are here.

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Happy listening!

 

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