Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • author • educator • researcher
- 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).https://midwifethinking.com/2015/05/13/nuchal-cords/Home. Flooded in again. 😬Fascinating Physiology FactWhen I first published this blog post, I received some knee-jerk reactions. Disrupting physiology causes risk.
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- Shoulder Dystocia: the real story
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- Post-Dates Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- Gestational Diabetes: beyond the label
- Supporting women's instinctive pushing behaviour during birth
- In Celebration of the OP Baby
Tag Archives: occipito-posterior
Updated: February 2022 Here is a scenario I keep hearing over and over: A woman is labouring away and all is good. She begins to push with contractions, and her midwife encourages her to follow her body. After a little … Continue reading
Updated: February 2022 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 their back … Continue reading