Category: Topic resources

Labour progress resources

This post offers a summary of labour and progress related resources that are right here and freely available on my website. Let’s start with some thoughts on why normal birth matters to women, some studies related to normal birth, why…

Vitamin K Resources

This post is a collection of links to articles and resources that I have authored on the subject of vitamin K and I have now updated it to reflect the publication of the second edition of my book – which…

Anti-D in pregnancy: how we haven’t moved on…

The first Cochrane review of the research relating to the administration of anti-D during pregnancy was undertaken in 1996. Nearly twenty years later, September 2015 saw the publication of the latest update. During that time, however, the only changes have…

Group B Strep resources

This post offers links to all of the group B strep-related resources on my website, as well as to some other interesting reviews and articles that are available online. This topic is one that I have been researching for a…

Questioning screening: food for thought

Are you aware that the vast majority of the things that midwives do during antnatal and postnatal checks and when looking after women in labour are actually screening tests?  No matter whether we are checking a woman’s blood pressure, urine…

Cervical wisdom resources

Have you ever noticed that real women’s labouring cervices haven’t read the textbooks? That, although we are taught that they are supposed to open in a linear, unidirectional and relatively predictable manner, many don’t actually do that? I’ve been pondering…