Tag: labour progress

What is a labour plateau?

As a midwife, the labour plateau is a phenomenon with which I am very familiar. I have attended mostly physiological births, and it is common to see labour slowing, pausing or even stalling. There are – to put it in…

In celebration of plateaus

In celebration of plateaus; Sara Wickham quotes from Elizabeth Davis’ wonderful article on plateaus, in which she compares how these occur in birth and sex.

Defining active labour

Sara Wickham looks at defining active labour and a paper which has added to the debate about the different guidelines relating to this.