Rachel Reedindependent midwife, lecturer and birth nerd
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- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- Asynclitism: a well aligned baby or a tilted head?
- The Human Microbiome: considerations for pregnancy, birth and early mothering
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Induction: a step by step guide
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk
- In Defence of the Amniotic Sac
- In Celebration of the OP Baby
Monthly Archives: July 2011
Updated and edited: February 2014 This post has been inspired by conversations I’ve had with women about their experiences of induction. Induction of labour is increasingly common, yet women often seem to be very mis-informed about what it involves, or … Continue reading