Rachel Reedindependent midwife, lecturer and birth nerd
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- In Defence of the Amniotic Sac
- Induction: a step by step guide
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk
- Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- The Effective Labour Contraction
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- Perineal Protectors?
Tag Archives: placenta
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
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
Updated: October 2014 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. … Continue reading