Are there good reasons to induce labour? That’s a question often posted when I talk or write about labour induction. It’s an understandable question. I have spent more than twenty years writing about how induction isn’t always beneficial. I’ve often…
Category: Questions and Answers
Does antenatal Anti-D help the current baby?
Does antenatal anti-D help the current baby? Sara Wickham demystifies the science and answers this question in simple terms.
Vitamin K and tongue tie division
What happens when parents want a tongue tie division but the baby hasn’t had vitamin K? Can professionals decline to do this? What are the issues?
Seven tips for finding old copies of guidelines
Sara Wickham explains how to find old copies of guidelines, such as those put out by professional or governmental bodies.
What’s an Aqua Apgar?
Sara Wickham describes the aqua Apgar score, which reflects the way that babies born in water may be more alert and less likely to cry.
What is person-centred care?
Sara Wickham responds to a question about person-centred care and offers a definition from the British Medical Journal for this.
What is the BRAN analysis?
Sara Wickham defines the BRAN analysis, offering a bit of history and an explanation of what this decision making acronym means.
Do midwives kiss babies?
Do midwives kiss babies? Sara Wickham tried to answer this question, which once brought someone from a search engine to her website.
Ten tips for accessing academic papers online
Sara Wickham looks at the problem of how to access research, especially if you’re not a current student. Offers tips for accessing academic papers.
Resources for questioning vaginal examination
Sara Wickham offers resources for questioning vaginal examination, both from her own work and other research, websites and organisations.