top of page
Search
  • Writer's pictureerinbetterbirth

The Better Birth podcast: Vaginal examinations in labour


Another episode of the Better Birth podcast is LIVE! In this episode I chat to deputy consultant midwife Kelly Sawyer about vaginal exams, who has been involved in the Respectful Vaginal Examinations Project at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, which aims to improve practice and educate pregnant women and people about their rights. ⁠We discuss vaginal exams, what they are, when they're necessary and when they're not, the alternatives, and what the research and evidence says.


Kelly has been a midwife for 10 years, and is currently the Deputy Consultant Midwife at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, supporting and advocating for people choosing birth options outside of local or national guidance. Prior to that, she was a Home Birth Team Lead in South London. In 2019, she won the "Mum's Midwife of the Year" award for London at the RCM awards, and features on several educational videos for new parents on the BBC's 'Tiny Happy People' website. ⁠ You can read more about this project at https://www.aims.org.uk/journal/item/respectful-vaginal-examinations


You can listen to the podcast on Spotify and Apple

podcasts as well as other platforms! Link is in my

Instagram bio or go to https://anchor.fm/betterbirth





If you are enjoying the podcast please feel free to “buy me a coffee”! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Betterbirth/

48 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Podcast: High risk pregnancy with midwife Daisy Kelly

It's virtually impossible not to be labelled as high risk these days, but what does it ACTUALLY mean? I chat to midwife Daisy Kelly about the high risk label, why context and personalised care is so i

Podcast features

Normally I'm on the other side of the microphone, interviewing others for the Better Birth podcast, but I have dipped my toes in to the other side a few times! Check out my episodes on other podcasts,

Comments


bottom of page