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
- In Celebration of the OP Baby
Tag Archives: umbilical cord
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