Sara Wickham highlights the problem of asking people to make a decision about additional intervention during an intimate examination.
Tag: vaginal examination
What is a stretch and sweep?
Many women are offered a ‘stretch and sweep’ in late pregnancy. But what is this, why and how is it done, does it work and can you say no?
Stepping Stones and Cervical Wisdom
What is cervical wisdom, why is it important, and why have many midwifery and medical textbooks got it so wrong? Sara Wickham explains.
Resources for questioning vaginal examination
Sara Wickham offers resources for questioning vaginal examination, both from her own work and other research, websites and organisations.
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.
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…
When the simplest ideas are the best…
Having a wrap skirt available for women is one of the most effective and simplest ways to make pelvic exam better for women.