Category Archives: pregnancy

The Human Microbiome: considerations for pregnancy, birth and early mothering

Updated and edited: September 2014 This post was co-authored by Jessie Johnson-Cash and based on her presentation at the USC Midwifery Education Day. The human microbiome is rather fashionable in the world of science at the moment. The¬†NIH Human Microbiome … Continue reading

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Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?

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

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Testing, Testing…

I am visiting the BaBs Sunshine Coast group tomorrow to talk about the tests offered during pregnancy and afterwards to newborns. You can download my¬†antenatal tests summary information if you are interested. The summary will provide you with an overview … Continue reading

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