Category: Research Updates

Home birth after caesarean

Home birth after caesarean (or HBAC) is an increasingly popular option. Women and families know that they will be less subject to monitoring and interference at home. It is thought by some that home birth after caesarean may lead to…

Women’s perceptions and experiences of COVID-19

The first study looking at women’s perceptions of COVID-19 and their healthcare experiences in the UK was a qualitative thematic analysis published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. In May 2020, Karavadra et al (2020) developed a questionnaire and advertised it…

Perineal care bundles: clinicians’ concerns

Perineal care bundles are a hot topic right now. The past few weeks have seen the publication of two papers relating to the OASI (or obstetric anal sphincter injury) care bundle that has been under trial in the UK. This…