Tag: screening

Exploring the Exceptions

Sara Wickham on ‘exploring the exceptions’ … the times in midwifery and medical practice when general rules should be ignored or broken.

The problems with GBS screening

What are the harms of GBS screening? And why is it hard to measure them? “In my view there are two main issues that hamper the assessment of harms and benefits of antenatal GBS screening. The first is the artefact…

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…