Tag: research

Birth Centres work in Australia too!

The first prospective cohort study comparing freestanding midwifery units with tertiary units in Australia has been published, and shows that the women who planned to give birth at freestanding midwifery units were significantly more likely than women who planned to…

Putting paradigms into perspective…

“Online content targeted at pregnant women often promotes products, a particular world view, or lifestyle choices, linking them to positive outcomes for them or their babies, but is often not a reflection of the scientific evidence.”  (Jesper 2014). So begins…

Women’s experiences of monitoring fetal movements…

Researchers have looked at women’s experiences of two different self-assessment methods for monitoring fetal movements in full-term pregnancy and, although the study was relatively small, it would appear that more of the Swedish women who participated, having tried both methods,…

The case against electronic fetal monitoring

Just weeks after the publication of two articles in the BJOG that questioned electronic fetal heart monitoring, a freely available article in the Journal of Child Neurology does an absolutely stellar job of bringing together the case against the use…

What was the Canadian Term Breech trial?

A student midwife asked: “I have seen mention of the Canadian term breech research in journals, but googling this just takes me to various studies, and I know this was controversial research that was criticised but as I don’t know…

Evidence for the purple line…

Todays answer is to a question that I get asked at least once a month: Can you help me find references / evidence relating to the purple line?  And yes, I can.  There aren’t many at all, but there are…