Dr Sara Wickham is a bestselling author whose books have been praised as, “well-researched, well-written and well-argued,” “excellent and important,” and, “a valuable asset for any woman who wants solid information based on good evidence.”
Sara combines her experience in midwifery, education and research to translate complex scientific and medical evidence into trustworthy, readable, evidence-based books that help women and families make the decisions that are right for them.
She lives in Wiltshire, England with her husband, an uncouth black cat called Mittens, and a large collection of knitting wool.
Dr Sara Wickham’s books cover a range of topics that are relevant and important for anyone who is interested in pregnancy and birth. Her books are evidence-based, clear, accessible, and empowering.
Some of her most popular books are:
In Your Own Time: How western medicine controls the start of labour and why this needs to stop.
This book tells the story of how western medicine has sought to control the onset of labour, and what the evidence really says about induction and its effects on women, babies, and families. It also shares the benefits of going into labour spontaneously, or in your own time, and offers hope for a better way.
Rhesus negative pregnant women are offered an injection of Anti-D (RhoGAM) at several points during pregnancy and birth. This book explains the issues, answers key questions and shares information about what we do and do not know about Anti-D and the pros and cons of this from research evidence and current thinking.
What’s Right For Me? Making decisions in pregnancy and childbirth.
This book helps women and families to make pregnancy and birth-related decisions with confidence. It covers everything from ideas about risk and different perspectives on birth, to how to interpret and consider information about tests, interventions, and birth decisions. It also offers practical tools and tips for making decisions that are right for each individual woman.
Due September 2023 – Plus Size Pregnancy: what the evidence really says about higher BMI and birth
2022 – What’s Right For Me? Making decisions about pregnancy and childbirth (3rd edition)
2021 – Anti-D Explained
2019 – Group B Strep Explained (2nd edition)
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