Archive of ‘Health Communication’ category

The importance of balanced messages when talking about birth

My mind has been racing since a brief discussion on Twitter last night about helpful and unhelpful vocabulary in healthcare communication. The discussion stemmed from a Guardian article bearing the headline “Should pregnant women be encouraged to shun labour wards?”. The words used in the headline falls into the ‘unhelpful’ category. The article actually includes the […] Read more…

There is no 'right' way or place to give birth

Discussion about the ‘best’ place for women to give birth is ongoing today, with new guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) that state “45% of women are at extremely low risk of complications and may be better off giving birth elsewhere” (not in hospital). However, we need to remember there is no ‘right’ way […] Read more…

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