Australian researchers have carried out an important study looking at women’s decisions about, and experiences of birthing their placenta.
Tag: placental birth
Update to the Cochrane review on approaches to the birth of the placenta
An updated version of the Cochrane review on Active versus expectant management for women in the third stage of labour has just been published.
Placental birth resources
Sara Wickham’s website contains lots of placenta-related resources. Here’s a current list of her blog posts, articles and books on this topic.
Further thoughts on the third stage
Sara Wickham’s article in which she shares experience relating to the birth of the placenta, and suggests that things may not be what they seem!
We need a better way of defining postpartum haemorrhage…
Sara Wickham looks at research which considers the way in which we define and measure postpartum haemorrhage, suggesting we need to re-think this area.
Large Carbetocin trial published
Sara Wickham discusses the results of a large Carbetocin trial which considers the use of this drug during the birth of the placenta.
Is prevention better than cure? Sara Wickham looks at the idea of prophylaxis; doing things to try to prevent disease and danger.
Sara Wickham looks at the issues relating to eating placenta, or placentophagy, and a large research review of this area.
Pronurturance Plus … great food for thought
What is pronurturance? And pronurturance plus? Sara Wickham looks at research which defines and explores these age-old concepts with modern names.
‘More than clinical waste? Placental rituals among Australian home-birthing women’
Sara Wickham looks at research exploring the placental rituals amiong Australian home-birthing women, including burial, placentophagy, and lotus birth.