Midwifery Practice Wisdom and Reflection

Our latest information hub gathers together classic articles and blog posts written for and about midwives and midwifery practice. We’ve called it Midwifery Practice Wisdom and Reflection, and we hope you enjoy this collection of Sara’s writing. You might also like to see her books.



Twenty birthkit essentials

The Poo Taboo

Screening: what are we missing?

Tips for physiological birth of the placenta

Normality and Goalposts

The birth of a midwife?

And that was that!

Curiosity and the Caul

Pondering the post-birth tea break

Pinard Wisdom (part 1)

Pinard Wisdom (part 2)

The Rhombus of Michaelis

To feel, or not to feel?

The importance of illumination – the case of covert retention

What’s true, pussycat?

Tips for physiological birth of the placenta

Body wisdom: detecting birth by smell (part 1)

The art of questioning

Top ten technologies that have improved the lives of women and midwives

Reclaiming the Art in Birth

Professionalisation of the Sacral Rub

What’s on the label?

Unpacking Sweeping Policies

Nutrition and the wisdom of craving

Is Apgar scoring a flexible friend?

The theoretical risk of water embolism

Bring back the bed bath?

A Tale of Two Women

Women, wizards and patchwork quilts

A seasonal story about chicks, pants and common sense…

Blaming the baby

We’ve always done it that way (part 1)

Towards Greener Birth

The Changing Face of A and P

Obesity: Naming, Blaming and Shaming

Hips and feet should never meet

Sterile water blocks: is it time to talk?

Are emergency mnemonics help(err)ful?

Untangling tocophobia

The ungentle art of persuasion

Pondering Domesticity…

Do midwives kiss babies?

The ALTE mysteries

Whatever happened to the precautionary principle?

How are you sleeping?

Being clear about continuity

Stimulating conversation: does cold water wake babies in utero? Part 1

Exploring the Exceptions

Is this going to change your management?

Self-care: caring for ourselves…



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