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?
- Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- The Human Microbiome: considerations for pregnancy, birth and early mothering
- In Defence of the Amniotic Sac
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
Tag Archives: positions
Edited and updated: September 2013 The media have been reporting on shoulder dystocia. Apparently doctors are having to attend special classes to learn how to break babies’ bones because mothers are fat, and make their babies too big. At least … Continue reading
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
Edited and updated: March 2015 Perineal tearing and/or grazing is common during birth. Two thirds of women will sustain damage to their perineum during birth (AIHW 2012). You can find out more about types/grading of perineal trauma here. This post will discuss … Continue reading