Dr Rachel Reedmidwife, lecturer and birth nerd
- Responsibilities in the mother-midwife relationship
- Supporting women’s instinctive pushing behaviour during birth
- Vaginal examinations: a symptom of a cervical-centric birth culture
- The Human Microbiome: considerations for pregnancy, birth and early mothering
- The Future of Midwifery and Homebirth in Australia?
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- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Induction: a step by step guide
- Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk
- In Defence of the Amniotic Sac
- Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- Guest post: when birth is trauma
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Asynclitism: a well aligned baby or a tilted head?
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
Tag Archives: pregnancy
Updated and edited: April 2016 This post was co-authored by Jessie Johnson-Cash and based on her presentation at the USC Midwifery Education Day. The human microbiome is rather fashionable in the world of science at the moment. The NIH Human Microbiome … Continue reading
This post is in response to readers asking me to cover the topic of induction for low amniotic fluid volume (AFV). Most of the content is available in textbooks, in particular Coad and Dunstall 2011 and Beall and Ross (2011), … Continue reading