Tag: research

Media Mayhem

Dr Sara Wickham discusses inaccurate media reporting of birth and midwifery related issues and how this can be harmful to women and families.

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…

‘Rubbish technology’

Paul Lewis describes EFM as ‘rubbish technology’, addressing the lack of robust evidence of benefits of monitoring the fetal heart in labour.

More evidence on positive benefits of home birth

Just a quick heads up for anyone who might have missed these two recent studies providing more evidence of the positive benefits of home birth… Firstly, and kindly made freely available by the folks at the British Medical Journal, we…

Pacific Rim Conference handout…

Hello, With apologies for the delay (due to tsunami evacuation!), here is the handout I promised to the participants of the Mid-Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research in Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of my articles listed in here are…