Tag: In Your Own Time

Why your estimated due date might need a rethink

If you’ve ever thought that your or someone else’s estimated due date might need a rethink, this article is for you. It’s my reflection, as a midwife and academic researcher, on what I’ve learned from researching pregnancy calculation tools. In…

Induction for big baby: what’s the evidence?

Been offered induction for big baby? Well, let’s start with a really important fact. Researchers admit that, “it is not clear whether it is better for women with big babies to have their labour induced or to wait for labour…

Are there good reasons to induce labour?

Are there good reasons to induce labour? That’s a question often posted when I talk or write about labour induction. It’s an understandable question. I have spent more than twenty years writing about how induction isn’t always beneficial. I’ve often…

Which induction book do I need?

Which induction book should I read? I’m the author of two books about induction of labour. Inducing Labour: making informed decisions has been popular for nearly twenty years. I frequently update it with new information, so as long as you…

Sara Wickham is back in The Midwives’ Cauldron!

I’m back in The Midwives’ Cauldron! One morning last week, I got up very early and met up online with Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed, creators of The Midwives’ Cauldron podcast. We chatted about the induction epidemic, the updated…

In Your Own Time now available!

In Your Own Time – now available, and on the bestseller list! In Your Own Time: how western medicine controls the start of labour and why this needs to stop is Dr Sara Wickham’s newest book. It has been written…

Guess what I did this summer?

I didn’t intend to write another book in 2021. But then the draft NICE guideline on induction of labour was released and, like many people, I was deeply concerned. The evidence on which the guidance was based was questionable, and…