Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • author • educator • researcher
- Finally got to WA! Such an honour to spend a day with this amazing group of women. Big thanks to Vicki @doulatrainingacademy for organising the workshop and gathering us all together to learn from each other.Shiny new gate for my driveway. Quite fitting that it was installed while I was working on the topic of 'boundaries' for my up-coming online course. Boundaries are so important. Especially for women working in a female dominated space. I am constantly working on my own boundaries... definitely a work in progress! 😊Thanks Hazra :)And whether a baby over 4kg is a problem anyway is a whole other issue (and blog post).My fail at filming a big male wallaby (he is good at hiding). We usually only see the mamas and joeys on the property.Many modern maternity practices work against physiology. Activating the neocortex with questions or directions can interfere with the separating and settling needed to move into 'established' labour (liminality).
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Post-Dates Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- Gestational Diabetes: beyond the label
- In Celebration of the OP Baby
- Shoulder Dystocia: the real story
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Stages of Labour and Collusion
- VBAC: making a mountain out of a molehill
- Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear
Tag Archives: caesarean
Big babies are normal in well resourced countries. Over 10% of babies born in the UK and Australia weigh 4kg (8lb 13oz) or more. Healthy well nourished women grow healthy well nourished babies. Genetic factors also influence the size of … Continue reading
VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) is big. A google search for ‘vbac’ results in ‘about 795,000’ results. Reviews, guidelines, policies and statements are being produced by every organisation with an interest in birth. Support groups and networks are growing. I am … Continue reading