What do women want when it comes to the induction decision? Dr Sara Wickham investigates research which shows that it’s more complex than we might think.
Tag: postnatal care
Anti-D information: getting started
Many people visit this website looking for Anti-D information. Anti-D is the name of a medicine offered to rhesus negative women who may have been exposed to rhesus positive blood. It’s known as RhoGAM® in the USA. Anti-D is given…
The importance of illumination – the case of covert retention
Dr Sara Wickham looks at the issue of covert retention in the hours after birth and asks whether evidence really does support routine urine measurement.
Pondering the post-birth tea break
Sara Wickham explores the uniquely British ritual of having a cup of tea after birth, with the help of midwives and women who share their thoughts on this.
The words we use…
Sara Wickham’s article in which she discusses some of the language used around birth. Offers questions, insights and suggestions for change.
Pelvic checks at the 6-week check
Is there value in doing a vaginal or pelvic examination at the 6 week postnatal check? Sometimes, the combination of my travelling and reading of the midwifery and obstetric literature highlights variation in what is seen as standard or usual…
How are you sleeping?
In your midwifery practice, do you routinely ask women how they’re sleeping? And if you do, what do you do with that information?
Normal postnatal bowel function and the poo taboo
Sara Wickham looks at research which explored what normal postnatal bowel function was like for women. It differs depending on mode of birth and feeding.