Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • author • educator • researcher
- My fail at filming a big male wallaby (he is good at hiding). We usually only see the mamas and joeys on the property.Many modern maternity practices work against physiology. Activating the neocortex with questions or directions can interfere with the separating and settling needed to move into 'established' labour (liminality).https://midwifethinking.com/2015/05/13/nuchal-cords/Home. Flooded in again. 😬Fascinating Physiology FactWhen I first published this blog post, I received some knee-jerk reactions. Disrupting physiology causes risk.
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- Shoulder Dystocia: the real story
- Nuchal Cords: the perfect scapegoat
- Post-Dates Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- Gestational Diabetes: beyond the label
- Supporting women's instinctive pushing behaviour during birth
- Pre-labour Rupture of Membranes: impatience and risk
Tag Archives: shoulder dystocia
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 the size of … Continue reading