- Labour is so much more than a cervix opening. If we want to promote and support physiology, we need a holistic understanding of the birth process. One that centres woman's experiences rather than external assessments. Blog post: https://midwifethinking.com/2017/02/03/understanding-and-assessing-labour-progress/My next newsletter will drop into inboxes on the 7th of June. Find out what's going on and my thoughts on the latest 'measuring babies' study.Thanks for the feedback Tiara ❤️Blog post: https://midwifethinking.com/2015/01/14/the-curse-of-meconium-stained-liquor/Observing this cycle over and over reinforces the underlying belief that women’s bodies and the process of birth is dangerous and medical intervention can save them.Similar sized hens = different sized eggs. Nature is full of normal variations. Just like childbirth.
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An actively managed placenta may be the best option for most women
Updated: February 2022 The birth of the placenta is my least favourite part of the birth process. Hopefully writing this blog post will be therapeutic as well as informative. I am going to refrain from referring to the birth of … Continue reading
Posted in birth, intervention Tagged intervention, oxytocin, pitocin, placenta, syntocinon 299 Comments
The Effective Labour Contraction
Updated: February 2022 One of my failings as a midwife is my inability to assess the strength and effectiveness of a uterine contraction. This presents a problem in the hospital setting as midwives are often asked ‘how strong are her … Continue reading
Posted in birth, midwifery practice Tagged contractions, heart rate, induction, labour pattern, oxytocin, pitocin, syntocinon 106 Comments