Tag: epidural

When even simple tools can harm…

A case study shared in this month’s International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia carries an important warning message for women choosing to (and, almost more importantly, those supporting or working with women choosing to) use epidural or other forms of regional…

Birthillogics # 4 – water and scar pain

The illogical policy that I’d like to share today isn’t necessarily widespread, but I’ve now heard this one three times, from three different areas of the world, so in my book that means it warrants discussion. Midwives and birth folk…

A duo of thought-provoking articles on risk

A couple of research articles relating to the notion of risk got my attention a few weeks back, and I’d like to share them with you in case you’ve not yet spotted them. Firstly, we have ‘Nocebo and the potential…

Epidural Fever

One of the topics that I was asked about at one of my recent ‘Recipes for Normal Birth’ workshops was that of ‘epidural fever’ and, as promised, here’s a post linking to my article on this topic along with three…

Epidural Fever?

Here’s a clinical mystery… On one postnatal ward in a fairly average hospital at the beginning of this year, almost a third of the women were being given antibiotics.  Several of these women’s babies were also receiving antibiotics.  In all…