Rachel Reedindependent midwife, lecturer and birth nerd
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- The Future of Midwifery and Homebirth in Australia?
- Induction: a step by step guide
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- The Human Microbiome: considerations for pregnancy, birth and early mothering
- Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- In Defence of the Amniotic Sac
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
Tag Archives: information giving
Updated and edited: March 2015 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 what … Continue reading
This is a guest post by Elizabeth Ford (website) who is based in the UK so is writing from a UK perspective. Elizabeth explored birth trauma for her PhD and generously agreed to write a post for MidwifeThinking. There are lots … Continue reading
When I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed student midwife I was awarded with a certificate and a box of chocolates. My achievement was collecting the most cord blood in the hospital. At that time the Local Health District was trialling a … Continue reading