Tag: research

Which first-time mums are more at risk of caesarean?

Which first-time mums are more at risk of caesarean? There is growing concern about the number of unnecessary caesareans, and the rate of these is especially high in first-time mums. That concern is the reason behind doing the research that…

Birth trauma research

Sara Wickham looks at birth trauma research which highlights the experiences of women and shows how important it is that we look at this area more closely.

What is a labour plateau?

As a midwife, the labour plateau is a phenomenon with which I am very familiar. I have attended mostly physiological births, and it is common to see labour slowing, pausing or even stalling. There are – to put it in…

The Rhombus of Michaelis

Sara Wickham and Jean Sutton describe the Rhombus of Michaelis, an area of bone which plays an important role in labour and birth.