- 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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Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear
Updated: June 2023 Big babies are normal in well resourced countries. Over 10% of babies born in the UK and Australia weigh 4kg (8lb 13oz) or more. Healthy well nourished women grow healthy well nourished babies. Genetic factors also influence … Continue reading
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Shoulder Dystocia: the real story
Updated: August 2019 There is a lot of unwarranted fear about ‘big babies’ getting stuck. The media reflects the usual story – that women are creating a problem that doctors have to fix. The incidence of shoulder dystocia does increase … Continue reading
Posted in birth, intervention, midwifery practice Tagged birth, complication, intervention, positions, risk, shoulder dystocia 196 Comments