Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • author • educator • researcher
- My next online course is crowning...A re-introduction for my new followers, where I blow my own trumpet again (same tune) 🧐😂Thanks for the feedback Charlotte 😊🙏Updated post: https://midwifethinking.com/2015/09/16/in-defence-of-the-amniotic-sac/#reclaimingchildbirth #ritesofpassage #bookstagram #midwifethinking #rachelreed #midwife #midwifery #doula #birthdoula #studentmidwife #childbirtheducation #childbirthThe cervical ‘os’ (opening) tucked at the back of the vagina in early labour and opens forward. At some point in labour almost every woman will have an anterior lip because this is the last part of the cervix to be pulled up over the baby’s head. Whether this lip is detected depends on whether/when a vaginal examination is done. A posterior lip is almost unheard of because this part of the cervix disappears first. Or rather it becomes difficult to reach with fingers first.
- Gestational Diabetes: beyond the label
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Birth from the Baby's Perspective
- Shoulder Dystocia: the real story
- Induction: a step by step guide
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear
- Vaginal examinations: a symptom of a cervical-centric birth culture
Tag Archives: optimal fetal positioning
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