Sara Wickham discusses how our languages focuses more on complication and risk than normality, and considers how this might affect women.
Tag: normal birth
Standardisation of Care: a contradiction in terms
A guest post by Professor Emerita Mavis Kirkham: Standardisation of Care: a contradiction in terms. And why individualisation matters.
A Fundamental Contradiction: the business model does not fit midwifery values
Mavis Kirkham’s article: A Fundamental Contradiction: the business model does not fit midwifery values
Keeping birth normal by reducing inductions
Research shows that, for most women, having labour induced means they are two or three times more likely to have an unplanned caesarean section
The most important thing women can do for themselves in the quest for a normal birth?
One of the most important things that a woman can do in order to help give herself the best chance of a straightforward normal birth with as little intervention as possible.
Cervical dilation is (now mathematically shown to be) unpredictable
Research has confirmed that, in spontaneous, naturally progressing labour, the rate of cervical dilatation is largely unpredictable.
Who is most at risk of caesarean section?
Who is most at risk of caesarean? Sara Wickham looks at research which highlights women who may need particular protection from unnecessary surgery.