Sara Wickham’s poem: “When I am an old midwife”.
Category: Promoting Normality
Sara Wickham provides a guide to the oxytocin-related resources available on her website. Benefits of physiology and information about synthetic oxytocin.
Is it a problem to take paracetamol in labour?
Sara Wickham points to a blog post answering a key question: is it a problem to take paracetamol in labour?
Making a difference with birth room photos…
Sara Wickham suggests that those interested in promoting active birth could make a difference by sharing photos depicting alternatives to the delivery bed.
Keeping birth normal by reducing inductions
Research shows that, for most women, having labour induced means they are two or three times more likely to have an unplanned caesarean section
The most important thing women can do for themselves in the quest for a normal birth?
One of the most important things that a woman can do in order to help give herself the best chance of a straightforward normal birth with as little intervention as possible.
Who is most at risk of caesarean section?
Who is most at risk of caesarean? Sara Wickham looks at research which highlights women who may need particular protection from unnecessary surgery.