Cervical wisdom resources

Cervical WisdomI love talking about how the cervix really behaves during labour and birth.

Because have you ever noticed that real women’s labouring cervices haven’t read the textbooks?

That, although we are taught that they are supposed to open in a linear, unidirectional and relatively predictable manner, many don’t actually do that?

I’ve been pondering this for a few years, and it is one of the topics that I get asked to speak about quite a bit. This page gathers together the main articles that I have written on this and related topics in one place for anyone who is interested.


Stepping Stones and Cervical Wisdom

The folly of fully dilated

Exploring cervical recoil…


Controlling the Capricious Cervix



You can also click here to get a reference list for a previous session I presented on this topic.  Many of the references are the same as in the articles I have linked to here, but it’s more easily printable.



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