Tag Archives: nuchal cord

Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk

Edited and updated: May 2013 Most women experience their waters breaking towards the end of labour, and amniotic fluid plays an important role in the labour process.¬†However, a significant minority of women experience their waters breaking before labour begins. The … Continue reading

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The Placenta: essential resuscitation equipment

Knowledge about the short-term and long-term benefits of ‘delayed cord clamping’ is finally making it into practice. Midwives and in some cases obstetricians are realising the importance of allowing the placenta to finish circulating blood before intervening. I personally don’t … Continue reading

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Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat

Edited and updated: April 2013 To get this blog going I decided to write about a slight obsession of mine: The fear of, and routine midwifery management of nuchal cords at birth (umbilical cord around the neck). I have written … Continue reading

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