A study looking at women’s experiences of augmentation of labour has highlighted problems with informed decision making and shown that having a synthetic oxytocin infusion in labour can cause an atypically painful labour and lead to negative birth experiences. Alòs-Pereñíguez…
Oxytocin and birth: the latest evidence
The latest evidence on oxytocin and birth: Dr Sara Wickham looks at recent key studies on this topic.
Does oxytocin use affect the severity of OASI symptoms?
Research shows that modifiable factors such as forceps and oxytocin may affect the severity of symptoms after obstetric anal sphincter injury.
Sara Wickham provides a guide to the oxytocin-related resources available on her website. Benefits of physiology and information about synthetic oxytocin.
Let there be mood lighting…
Tips and tools for setting the right kind of lighting for labour and birth, both at home and in hospital, from Sara Wickham.
Home-made birth hearts recipe…
Sara Wickham shares her ‘recipe’ for home-made birth hearts. Can be a childbirth education activity, or just something nice to do for friends.
Age, obesity and uterine contractility…
Sara Wickham looks at two important research papers and discusses issues relating to maternal age, obesity and uterine contractility.