Dr Sara Wickham discusses microbiome seeding, also known as vaginal seeding, and why we need more evidence on this.
Tag: caesarean section
Birth outcomes in plus size pregnancy
Sara Wickham looks at another piece of research showing that we the ‘received wisdom’ on birth outcomes and women of size may be wrong.
More evidence that (and why) induction leads to more caesareans
Women who undergo induction of labour are more likely to end up with a caesarean section than if their labour began naturally
The bumpiness of the playing field…
In what state does a baby need to be born by caesarean in order for us to question whether it was necessary, asks Sara Wickham.
What does “at risk of needing a caesarean” actually mean?
What do we really mean when we say that someone is ‘at risk of’ or ‘in need of’ something? Not always what those words imply.
Another way that induction might be increasing the caesarean section rate?
When we consider whether and how much induction is raising the caesarean rate, are we counting the women who request this due to fear of induction?
Further evidence that inducing labour in healthy women increases the chance of caesarean
Induction of labour in medically uncomplicated nulliparous women at term carries a more than doubling of risk of emergency caesarean
Keeping birth normal by reducing inductions
Research shows that, for most women, having labour induced means they are two or three times more likely to have an unplanned caesarean section
Does induction really reduce the likelihood of caesarean section?
Does induction reduce caesarean? Sara Wickham looks at two systematic reviews which claims it does, but finds that all is not as it might seem.