This page lists all the resources available from Dr Sara Wickham on the topics of post-term pregnancy and induction of labour.
Tag: antenatal care
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.
How to save 40,000 women a year from having unnecessary Anti-D…
How many women receive unnecessary anti-D? Sara Wickham looks at some of the issues concerning antenatal anti-D and fetal blood testing.
Anti-D information: getting started
Many people visit this website looking for Anti-D information. Anti-D is the name of a medicine offered to rhesus negative women who may have been exposed to rhesus positive blood. It’s known as RhoGAM® in the USA. Anti-D is given…
Fixed point due dates and wider windows
If Doctor Who turned up in front of you right now and offered you the chance to go elsewhere in time to change, remove or amend one tenet of modern maternity care, what would you choose? Even though I understand…
Women’s LMP dates are just as accurate as scans…
Sara Wickham looks at research showing that women’s last menstrual period dates are just as accurate as the date calculated by a ‘dating scan’.
How are you sleeping?
In your midwifery practice, do you routinely ask women how they’re sleeping? And if you do, what do you do with that information?
Yet more evidence to help women avoid unnecessary anti-D
Researchers in the UK have taken the next step towards the introduction of a test which could help identify the rhesus negative pregnant women who are carrying a rhesus negative baby. These women would then not even need to consider…
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…
Iron supplementation: lumping, splitting and choice
Sara Wickham points to research on iron supplementation in pregnancy and explains the notions of lumping and splitting, which are important here.