Louise Randall

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Effect of routine controlled cord traction as part of the active management of the third stage of labour on postpartum haemorrhage: multicentre randomised controlled trial (TRACOR)

• Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, senior researcher1,<br>• Loic Sentilhes, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology2,<br>• Françoise Maillard, medical …

Mexico Aims To Save Babies And Moms With Modern Midwifery

In Mexico these days, the majority of babies are born in hospitals. That hasn't helped reduce the number of maternal deaths, though. So health officials are re-making the centuries-old tradition of midwifery. They are betting a new kind of midwife, one trained in a clinical setting, can offer a …

Call The Midwife: what does it take to get into modern midwifery?

The 11.6% rise in applications for midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University could be linked to the popularity of Call The Midwife. But does the picture …

Today in healthcare: Wednesday 6 March

4.59pm GMT<p><i>Sarah Johnson writes</i><p>The HSJ (registration) reports that the Caldicott review into information governance in health and social care is …

Leslie Reynolds and midwifery movement

MOVIES<p>When Leslie Reynolds of Berkeley joined the Farm in Tennessee during the 1970s, she was infatuated with the idea of living with people inspired by the hippie counterculture of San Francisco. She had no idea that she would join a movement that would help initiate the rebirth of midwifery in …

Pregnancy

Childbirth: why I take the scientific approach to having a baby

I am an anatomist. I know the structure of the human body pretty well, and I know that, on the whole, we're pretty well designed to do what could be …

The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the …

In India, Discrimination Against Women Can Start In The Womb

India has lately become infamous for its epidemic sexual violence and discrimination against women. Sexual harassment there is so rampant that it even has a nickname: Eve-teasing.<p>But mothers may be practicing discrimination, too, in how they treat their daughters in the womb.<p>Indian mothers were …

Day 31: 31 Days of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

<b>Daily Inspiration: Day 31 of 31 Days</b><p><i>"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I</i> …

Inspiration

My Easter Question: Is Yoga Making Me Christian Again?

<i>The author, still Catholic, Easter, 1968</i><p>I am finishing up a month of teaching in Manila, Philippines, where 80 percent of the population identifies as Catholic. I left the church as a teenager because it wasn't answering the important questions for me. I didn't get how it was supposed to work, so I …

‘Human placenta’ found in ice cream tub in south London

A human placenta has reportedly been found in an ice cream tub in Tooting Bec, south London.<p>The grim find was made by a dog walker near an athletics …