CTGs draw attention from the woman to the technology. Can different technology solve the problem?
I caught up with midwife and academic Liz McNeill recently. She hosts the Thru the Pinard podcast which aims to support midwives (and perhaps the occasional obstetrician even!) who are navigating the wonderful world of doctoral research. We talked about lots of things, including the importance of working with a great supervisory team and how important it is to never PhD alone. You can listen to our conversation here. Follow […]
The history of maternity care is littered with stories of half-baked science that becomes embedded in practice and only too late is discovered to be ineffective and challenging to step away from.
Catherine Williams recently introduced me to the term “safety theatre”. New research points out why investing in CTG monitors and education won’t improve safety. @BerksMaternity
Early last year I wrote a post about Dr Who and alternative universes, highlighting the way that people make meaning of their individual experiences. For those of us who are health practitioners, it is important to reflect on the way we make meaning because it is easy to slip into what are known as cognitive biases. We can’t always avoid these, but it does help to have examples of such […]