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
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk
- The Human Microbiome: considerations for pregnancy, birth and early mothering
- In Defence of the Amniotic Sac
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
Tag Archives: risk
This post is in response to readers asking me to cover the topic of induction for low amniotic fluid volume (AFV). Most of the content is available in textbooks, in particular Coad and Dunstall 2011 and Beall and Ross (2011), … Continue reading
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 2014 Amniotic sac and fluid play an important role in the labour process and usually remain intact until the end of labour. However, around 10% of women will experience their waters breaking before labour begins. The standard approach to this situation is to … Continue reading