Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • academic • writer • presenter
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- If you’re a childbirth professional of any modality, join me in Melbourne this March to help weave a tapestry of Human Rights, Informed Choices, Sustainability and more. Standard ticket pricing ends on 29th February. Don't miss out! Also stay tuned for some tempting incentives. Link in BIO #midwifethinking #rachelreed #midwife #midwifery #doula #birthdoula #studentmidwife #childbirtheducation #childbirthGot this beauty framed 😊 ‘Expectant’ by @carmeljenkinChapter 1: Herstory: "We can only understand what happens to women during the childbirth rite of passage by understanding birth culture and its historical roots." For more information about the book - link in my bio #reclaimingchildbirth #ritesofpassage #midwifethinking #rachelreed #midwife #midwifery #doula #birthdoula #studentmidwife #childbirtheducation #childbirthThis is what happened when a midwife pinned my ‘big babies’ post on a hospital notice board 😆😆😐 #blamewomen #fuckingitupfromtheinside #ignoranceondisplay #midwifeThis is the working title of the book I’m busy creating. If you want to join the conversation and share your experiences and opinions on this topic - I have set up Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/772892339860763/ #book #midwifethinking #rachelreed #midwife #midwifery #doula #birthdoula #studentmidwife #childbirtheducation #childbirthAnother awesome publication from Dr Belinda Carey Flanagan's PhD. Supervising this study has been inspiring. This is why I work in academia. Women's voices have been excluded from this realm of knowledge for too long - their contribution is essential. "It may be assumed that the doctor or midwife is the ‘expert’ in birth processes because they have academic and professional expertise. However, there is a growing counter narrative which purports that the authoritative knowledge held by medical professionals fails to take account or encompass birthing mothers embodied and intuitive knowledge/s. This is often perceived by women during pregnancy, labour and birth as patronising, and as an imposition of an unwarranted hierarchy of power." 🙌 #midwifery #birthknowledge #research #birthresearch #womensexperiences
- Supporting women's instinctive pushing behaviour during birth
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Pushing: leave it to the experts
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Post-Dates Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- In Celebration of the OP Baby
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- Gestational Diabetes: beyond the label
- Perineal Protectors?
Tag Archives: AHPRA
Updated: April 2017 A lot of changes have occurred in Australian midwifery over the last few years, and I think many midwives and women are unsure or confused by them. I am going to attempt to make a clear and coherent summary … Continue reading