Fetal monitoring guidelines should be evidence-based and assessed to ensure they are fit for purpose.
Perinatal brain injury
There is increasing recognition that CTG monitoring hasn’t delivered on its promise to accurately identify the fetus who would benefit from early birth, and therefore has failed to improve perinatal outcomes. This has opened a space for researchers to begin to investigate novel approaches that might prove to be a better tool than the CTG. One of these novel technologies is photo-acoustic assessment. Kang and colleagues from Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, […]
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
My doctoral thesis is now out from embargo and freely available. Reading a doctoral thesis is hardly everyone’s idea of a great way to spend an evening (or several), but if you do decide to read it let me know what you think!