Category: Topic resources

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…

Questioning screening: food for thought

Are you aware that the vast majority of the things that midwives do during antenatal 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…

9 things you might not know about anti-D…

Maybe you’re already full of information about anti-D, but as I was writing my anti-D resources series, I started noting a few things down that people are sometimes surprised to discover when I speak about this topic.  If you’re completely…

Cord clamping, blood banking…

A friend asked me what my current understanding of the value of cord blood banking was and whether there was a resource I would recommend to women who were wanting to read more about the pros and cons of this. …

Anti-D resources 2: the Cochrane Reviews

This is the second in a series of linked posts that serve as signposts to resources for those who wish to look at questions relating to anti-D.  Following on from the first post in this series, which offered a few…

Anti-D resources 1: getting started

This is the first in a series of linked posts that I hope will serve as signposts to resources for those who wish to learn more about anti-D.  I want to offer links to documents and resources that offer a…