Rachel Reedindependent midwife, lecturer and birth nerd
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- Induction: a step by step guide
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- In Defence of the Amniotic Sac
- Perineal Protectors?
- The Human Microbiome: considerations for pregnancy, birth and early mothering
- The Effective Labour Contraction
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Finally I have completed my Phd! It took me six years – the last two mostly writing… and writing… and rewriting. Entire chapters did not make the final ‘cut’. There is so much more I wanted to say (and did) … Continue reading
This post is in response to readers asking me to cover the topic of induction for low amniotic fluid volume (AFV). Most of the content is available in textbooks, in particular Coad and Dunstall 2011 and Beall and Ross (2011), … Continue reading