Myself and my co-authors have a new paper, freshly published with Women and Birth (available here). One of the questions I asked while generating data from my doctoral research was – who made the decision about the approach to fetal heart rate monitoring that any individual woman would use during her labour? At first glance, the answer seemed to be that no one was actively making decisions. I didn’t interview […]
How are we doing when it comes to talking to women about fetal monitoring options and respecting their decisions? #InformedChoice #SharedDecisionMaking #MidwiferyContinuityOfCare #RespectfulMaternityCare
Medical indications exist somewhere on a spectrum between being written on tablets of stone, handed down to new doctors by a supreme being on a mountain top – to being completely made up on a whim. What happens when they are misused?