Women want more information and support with decision making about induction of labour, especially when there’s no good medical reason for it
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Shared decision making
The term ‘shared decision making’ implies that the practitioner gets a say in what the person decides, and that’s not quite right…
The benefits of midwifery care
Another study has shown that receiving pregnancy care from a midwife can reduce the chance of having problems, says Sara Wickham.
GBS screening: the evidence
Dr Sara Wickham looks at studies exploring the evidence for GBS screening and treatment.
Oxytocin and birth: the latest evidence
The latest evidence on oxytocin and birth: Dr Sara Wickham looks at recent key studies on this topic.
Freebirth – the evidence
Sara Wickham shares studies and discussions relating to freebirth or unassisted birth and the women who opt for this.
Routine induction in healthy women not supported by evidence
Research looking at the effects of induction of labour shows this is associated with few beneficial outcomes and several adverse outcomes.
What’s the chance of having another PPH?
What’s the chance of having another PPH, if you’ve had one before? For some women, that’s an important question. Women who have had a previous postpartum haemorrhage (PPH, or excessive bleeding after birth) are often advised to have their future babies…
Women’s experiences of augmentation of labour
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…
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