Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • author • educator • researcher
- Care providers are responsible for providing adequate information to women in order to facilitate and support their decision-making. Full study: https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-019-2288-5If you have listened to my audiobook and enjoyed it, I'd love for you to leave a review where you bought it and/or on Goodreads. It helps others find the book. Thank you xBirthing the placenta is a joint effort between mother and baby. Disrupting physiology by distracting mother/baby or removing baby from mother = active management of the placenta may be a better option.Couldn't let that moment slip by without a capture :DThank you for all your lovely comments about my big life/work change. I feel supported and reassured that I am part of a much bigger 'collective culture' of people committed to reclaiming childbirth. We can do this together!There is lots of research about the effectiveness (or not) of interventions during the birth of the placenta. We carried out this study because there was no research asking women about their experiences of birthing the placenta. I particularly love the descriptions of the sensations! The article is open access ie. free to download.
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- An actively managed placenta may be the best option for most women
- Gestational Diabetes: beyond the label
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Shoulder Dystocia: the real story
- Post-Dates Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- VBAC: making a mountain out of a molehill
- Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear
- Vaginal examinations: a symptom of a cervical-centric birth culture
Tag Archives: negligence
Updated: August 2019 In Australia 33% of labours are induced (40.5% of first time mothers). The most common reason for induction is to prevent a ‘prolonged pregnancy’. That’s an awful lot of babies outstaying their welcome and requiring eviction. I am … Continue reading →
I was writing a blog post on induction for prolonged pregnancy but got side tracked reflecting on a recent study day I attended about law. So, I will get this out of my system before finishing the induction post. It … Continue reading →