Dr Sara Wickham looks at studies exploring the evidence for GBS screening and treatment.
Screening and the consequences of knowledge
Is it always good to know things, just because we can? Sara Wickham explores this idea in a series of blog posts about the consequences of knowledge.
Screening: what are we missing?
Does the use of modern screening technology come with downsides? Sara Wickham argues that it does, both in life and birth.
Giant Breakthrough in Screening or Great Big Stressor?
Sara Wickham’s 2004 article in which she looks at the pros and cons of offering screening for the group B strep bacteria in pregnancy.
Obstetric cholestasis – who is really at risk?
Sara Wickham looks at new research into obstetric cholestasis, which may help determine which babies are really at risk and thus reduce over-intervention.
Exploring the Exceptions
Sara Wickham on ‘exploring the exceptions’ … the times in midwifery and medical practice when general rules should be ignored or broken.
Is this going to change your management?
Is this going to change your management? Sara Wickham discusses a useful way of thinking and a principle for midwifery and medical practice.
Cochrane’s aphorism applied to birth and midwifery
Sara Wickham considers how Archie Cochrane’s aphorism applies to birth and midwifery.
Questioning screening: food for thought
Are you aware that the vast majority of the things that midwives do during antenatal and postnatal checks and when looking after women in labour are actually screening tests? No matter whether we are checking a woman’s blood pressure, urine…