Category: Articles

Induction and ethnicity: what is the evidence?

For the past few years, a series of guideline developments, audit findings, and research studies have led to a number of clinicians and professional bodies arguing that induction of labour at 39 weeks could be justifiably recommended to Black, Asian…

What is a labour plateau?

A labour plateau is a phrase used to describe a pause or slowdown in labour. The labour plateau is a phenomenon with which I am very familiar. As a midwife, I attended mostly physiological births, where it is common to…

Plus Size Pregnancy book now available!

Dr Sara Wickham’s ‘Plus Size Pregnancy’ book is now available! Have you been told that your pregnancy is high risk simply because you have a higher BMI? Have you been advised that you need extra tests and interventions, or that…

The Rhombus of Michaelis

Sara Wickham and Jean Sutton describe the Rhombus of Michaelis, an area of bone which plays an important role in labour and birth.