Tag: choice

Risk and birth

Sara Wickham offers resources to illuminate and further thinking about risk and birth and how the notion of risk is discussed in pregnancy and birth.

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…

‘Rubbish technology’

Paul Lewis describes EFM as ‘rubbish technology’, addressing the lack of robust evidence of benefits of monitoring the fetal heart in labour.

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…

Folic Acid: what to do?

As I’m a tiny bit busy moving house this week, I am going to feed two birds with one bun (a phrase which I believed was my own creation until I googled it just now out of curiosity and discovered…

Choice, Control and the Parenting Police…

A pregnant woman, who we’ll call Amanda, was recently reported to Social Services by her midwife.   A representative from Social Services contacted Amanda and, somewhere along the line, Amanda realised that her ability to be a good mother to her…

Alternidurals

Sara Wickham debates the language of pain relief in labour, and asks how we can get better information out about the benefits and risks of this.