Category: Articles

The risk-managed birth ball

The risk-managed birth ball; Sara Wickham’s article in which she considers just how far things are going towards a culture of risk management…

The birth of a midwife?

Sara Wickham writes about children at birth through the story of ‘Eleanor’, a three year-old who came to her sister’s home birth.

Pinard Wisdom (part 2)

How do you use a pinard? Sara Wickham and other experienced midwives offer tips, tricks and suggestions for those wanting to develop this skill.

Pinard Wisdom (part 1)

How do you use a pinard? Sara Wickham and other experienced midwives offer tips, tricks and suggestions for those wanting to develop this skill.

The wisdom of storks

Sara Wickham looks at what storks can teach us about the need for science AND stories when it comes to birth wisdom.

Untangling tocophobia

‘What is it called,’ a woman asked, ‘when you’re fearful of medicalisation?’ Sara Wickham attempts to provide an answer to this.