Tag: vaginal examination

Pelvic checks at the 6-week check

Is there value in doing a vaginal or pelvic examination at the 6 week postnatal check? Sometimes, the combination of my travelling and reading of the midwifery and obstetric literature highlights variation in what is seen as standard or usual…

What is a stretch and sweep?

Is a ‘stretch and sweep’ a useful low-tech intervention which might prevent the need for induction of labour, or an unnecessary interference in pregnancy?  A “marvellously effective way of preventing the need for medical induction of labour for post-dates ……