Sara Wickham debates the language of pain relief in labour, and asks how we can get better information out about the benefits and risks of this.
The War on Group B Strep
The War on Group B Strep. Article by Dr Sara Wickham.
The big pregnancy brain mush myth
Researchers at a recent British Psychological Society conference claim to have refuted the ‘myth’ that women’s mental capacities diminish during pregnancy (HMG Worldwide Ltd 2003). Their small study investigated whether there was any justification in the idea that pregnant women…
National breech rescue
I have talked to three women this month whose birth plans have, in one way or another, been altered by their baby turning breech. Two had planned home births, only to find that the local support available for women having…
Are we nearly there yet?
If one believes in the more radical versions of quantum theory (or watches enough Star Trek), there must be a parallel reality somewhere in which British midwives are very excited about the year 2003. In this alternate universe, midwives all…