Tag: research

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…

Midwives make a difference

Sometimes it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the importance of what we do, and it is just fantastic that 2013 is proving to be a bumper year for evidence that supports continuity of midwifery care in all…

Anti-D choices remain limited

A recent paper published in Obstetrics and Gynecology (whose abstract is featured below) has analysed the cost effectiveness of noninvasive RhD typing with cell-free fetal DNA and concluded that this does not offer any significant cost benefit. In other words,…

The theoretical risk of water embolism

I have learned this week that some things can’t be repeated often enough.  If you know the story of the theoretical risk of water embolism and understand that this is no more likely than lunar transplacental relocation (the explanation of…