Rachel Reedindependent midwife, lecturer and birth nerd
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- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Induction: a step by step guide
- In Defence of the Amniotic Sac
- The Effective Labour Contraction
- 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
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- Perineal Protectors?
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A lot of changes have occurred in Australian midwifery over the last few years, and I think many midwives and women are unsure or confused by them. I am going to attempt to make a clear and coherent summary of the … Continue reading
Edited and updated: November 2013 This post is about early labour and the mixed messages women are given about this important part of the birthing process. Defining the indefinable The concept of ‘early’ or ‘latent’ labour emerged as a result … Continue reading
Updated: October 2014 The birth of the placenta is my least favourite part of the birth process. I know I have ‘issues’ and I’m working on them. Hopefully writing this blog post will be therapeutic as well as informative. I … Continue reading