Sara Wickham offers some words of support and advice for the student midwife – aspiring, new or experienced – to take on their journey.
Category: Original articles
Three things I wish every woman knew about pregnancy and birth knowledge
Sara Wickham shares her thoughts on birth knowledge, women’s wisdom and what she wishes she could tell everyone about these topics…
Five things parents should know if they decide to decline vitamin K for their baby
What information should we offer when parents decide to decline vitamin K? Sara Wickham offers an overview and an infographic.
Ten things you can do before clamping the umbilical cord…
Dr Sara Wickham suggests things that can be done before clamping the umbilical cord, thus ensuring that babies get their full complement of blood.
Eight ways of promoting active birth through bedlessness…
Sara Wickham offers practice suggestions of ways of promoting active birth by moving away from the delivery bed as a place on which to give birth.
How to train your obstetrician
Sara Wickham looks at the difference between the technocratic and holistic approaches, and how we can help colleagues to be more woman-centred.
Cochrane’s aphorism applied to birth and midwifery
Sara Wickham considers how Archie Cochrane’s aphorism applies to birth and midwifery.
What is cervical recoil?
What is cervical recoil, and why is it important? Sara Wickham explains why it can be normal for cervical dilation to go backwards in labour.