Tag: labour and birth

Yay for the M@NGO Trial…

Hooray for the M@NGO Trial! …because it demonstrates that caseload midwifery care can lower caesarean section rates …because it demonstrates this in women of ALL risk (not just low risk) …and because we have never been in more need of…

Rethinking the obesity risk

Research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology shows that women with a high BMI who have previously had at least one baby are less likely to experience obstetric complications during labour and birth than has been…

The theoretical risk of water embolism

I have learned this week that some things can’t be repeated often enough. If you know the story of the theoretical risk of water embolism and understand that this is no more likely than lunar transplacental relocation (the explanation of…

‘Rubbish technology’

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

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.