Is it always good to know things, just because we can? Sara Wickham explores this idea in a series of blog posts about the consequences of knowledge.
The trusty toilet
Sara Wickham discusses midwives’ experience of using toilets as birth stools, and looks at their effectiveness at facilitating normal birth.
Body wisdom: detecting birth by smell
Sara Wickham discusses the experience of midwives who can smell when birth is imminent.
The perils of cyberchondria
Sara Wickham writes about the perils of cyberchondria, or the consequences of using the internet as a source of health-care advice.
Putting paradigms into perspective…
Dr Sara Wickham considers new research looking at birth paradigms.
Post-term Pregnancy: The Problem of the Boundaries
The full text of Dr Sara Wickham’s 2009 research article: “Post-Term Pregnancy: the problem of the boundaries.”
The big pregnancy brain mush myth
Researchers at a recent British Psychological Society conference claim to have refuted the ‘myth’ that women’s mental capacities diminish during pregnancy (HMG Worldwide Ltd 2003). Their small study investigated whether there was any justification in the idea that pregnant women…