May 2021 saw the publication of a draft NICE guideline on inducing labour. NICE stands for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. It is the body that provides national guidance and advice to inform health and social care…
Induction of labour at or before 42 weeks of pregnancy: new evidence
Sara Wickham looks at Danish research which compared induction of labout at 42 weeks with induction of labour at 41+3 weeks, with interesting results.
Homebirth: Safe & Sacred
Homebirth: Safe & Sacred: the evidence and the stories detailing homebirth safety.
What I knew about placental birth that my obstetrician friend didn’t…
Evidence is important, but it isn’t enough. Sara Wickham explains why we need to learn from stories as well as science.
The ARRIVE Trial: another perspective
Sara Wickham shares the work of an obstetrician who has added further doubt to the value of the results of the ARRIVE Trial.
The myth of the aging placenta
Sara Wickham recommends a resource discussing the myth of the aging placenta and adds her own thoughts to the discussion.