Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • academic • writer • presenter
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- No one except the mother can assess the strength or effectiveness of a contraction. Physiology can be disrupted by unnecessary 'palpating' of contractions. Stop belly-bothering women during labour.I have been getting some very positive and heartwarming feedback about my book on the socials, via email and face-to-face. Thank you! I would really, really appreciate some reviews on Goodreads and/or online bookstores because this helps others find the book and know whether it is worth a read.CHAPTER 5 PREPARATION: However, it can be helpful to have a 'map' of the institution you plan to birth in ie. the cultural norms, hierarchies and your rights within that.@little_fox5107 (daughter) reminded me of the Menarche Blanket I made her to welcome her into womanhood a few years back. I think I spent more time unravelling this (and swearing) than I did crocheting it. Luckily I only have one daughter and luckily she’s worth it 🤣 #menarche #crochet #ritesofpassage #grumpycatFor millennia women have been socialised to accommodate and 'be nice' rather than mobilise against our oppression. We have been turned against each other to redirect our energy away from oppressors. It's time to nurture female solidarity.If you are interested in ordering 20+ books at a discount for your organisation or friends - DM me for details.
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Tag Archives: vaginal examination
Updated: January 2019 This post is about routine vaginal examinations (VE) during physiological birth ie. an uncomplicated birth without any medical intervention. The VE is a useful assessment in some circumstances, but it’s routine use in an attempt to determine … Continue reading