Tag Archives: cervix

The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth

Edited and update: November 2013 Here is a scenario I keep hearing over and over: A woman is labouring away and all is good. She begins to push with contractions, and her midwife encourages her to follow her body. After … Continue reading

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In Celebration of the OP Baby

Edited and updated: July 2013 How many times have you heard “I had to have an epidural/c-section/ventouse/etc. because my baby was facing the wrong way”? An occipito posterior (OP) position occurs when the baby enters the pelvis facing forward with … Continue reading

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Pushing: leave it to the experts

Edited and updated: AprilĀ 2014 A birthing woman is the expert regarding when and how she pushes. Providing directions implies she needs our guidance and we are the experts. Of course each woman and birth situation is different and in some … Continue reading

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