Sara Wickham looks at another piece of research showing that we the ‘received wisdom’ on birth outcomes and women of size may be wrong.
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.
The importance of consent: rant, rinse, repeat…
Sara Wickham looks at the concept of risk assessment in pregnancy and childbirth and asks why women aren’t being asked to consent to this.
Age, obesity and uterine contractility…
Sara Wickham looks at two important research papers and discusses issues relating to maternal age, obesity and uterine contractility.
Obesity: Naming, Blaming and Shaming
How well do we really understand why some people are larger, and is the current approach of “naming, shaming and blaming” appropriate or helpful?