Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • academic • writer • presenter
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- For more on 'pushing' during birth see my various blog posts (link in bio) and listen to @themidwivescauldron episode on pushing and cervixes.We need to re-think 'risk management' in maternity care.In keeping with the cicada theme. I found this and it perfectly reflects my current feels. This last week as been epic. I feel like a husk 😆. Just got to find the cicada who emerged and get him to sing. First recovery 😉 #overwhelm #stress #cicada #emergenceJournal article: Women and Birth (in press) - How a perineal care bundle impacts midwifery practice in Australian maternity hospitals: a critical, reflexive, thematic analysis; authors Jyai Allen, Kirsten Small and Nigel Lee (unfortunately the article is not open access - excerpts below)This morning I was crossing the creek (crawling across rocks) and this beauty landed in front of my face and started to drown. I fished him out and we hung out until he had dried off 😍 #cicadasIf you are wondering what all the swearing is about at the end of the latest @themidwivescauldron podcast interview with @birthtimeworld... I revealed my tattoo while Zoe was explaining the significance of the cicada to the Birth Time movie.
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- VBAC: making a mountain out of a molehill
- Supporting women's instinctive pushing behaviour during birth
- Shoulder Dystocia: the real story
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- In Celebration of the OP Baby
- Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear
- Judging Birth
- Perineal Protectors?
Tag Archives: placenta
We have just published new research findings. You can access the full journal article free here: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth There has been a lot of research exploring the outcomes related to interventions during the birth of the placenta. I … Continue reading
Updated: September 2019 The common practice of premature cord clamping has been challenged in recent years due to a greater understanding of how this intervention disrupts the physiology of placental transfusion (Mercer & Skovgaard 2002). Premature cord clamping results in … Continue reading
Updated: September 2019 When I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed student midwife I was awarded with a certificate and a box of chocolates. My achievement was collecting the most ‘cord’ blood in the hospital. At that time the Local Health … Continue reading
The birth of the placenta is my least favourite part of the birth process. I know I have ‘issues’ and I’m working on them. Hopefully writing this blog post will be therapeutic as well as informative. I am going to … Continue reading