Sara Wickham

Sara Wickham, PhD, is a midwife, researcher, teacher and author who studied midwifery in the UK and practiced in home, birth centre and hospital settings in the UK and USA before extending her career into midwifery education, research and consultancy. Sara has also lived and worked in New Zealand and she travels extensively to speak about midwifery and birth-related issues. The author of more than 200 articles, eight books and several information booklets and leaflets for women, Sara is passionate about midwifery knowledge and enjoys engaging with all manner of ways of knowing, from statistics to intuition. She wrote her PhD thesis on midwives’ knowledge in relation to “post-term” pregnancy. Sara is currently based in Wiltshire, UK, where she has recently returned to freelance speaking, writing and consultancy work.

Sara’s books include:

Many of Sara’s articles—and her blog—can be found at www.sarawickham.com

Can I Have a Natural Placental Birth after Induction?

Women who are giving birth need to be aware of all the effects that induction may have on them and their babies. This article addresses the question: Can I have a natural placental birth after induction?

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Vitamin K and the Newborn: The Stories Behind the Evidence

Why are most babies given a substance that only a few really need. This article discusses the need to learn all we can before jumping on a bandwagon.

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26 Ways To Change Birth Globally

This action list of small things all midwives can do to change societal attitudes to birth and promote midwifery and the midwifery model was derived from some research I carried out a few years ago. Read more…. 26 Ways To Change Birth Globally

Homebirth: What Are the Issues?

There is no shortage of evidence to support the fact that homebirth is safe, satisfying and empowering for women and their families. It is also a much-neglected option for childbearing women in Western society today. Read more…. Homebirth: What Are the Issues?