Assessment of the progress in labour

I have been on a mission – to find evidence around the so called ‘benefits’ of active management of a woman’s labour.  I have found myself engrossed in reading about “The Dublin method” of active management of labour, and how the intention of adopting such a rigid protocol for ‘managing’ a woman’s labour was intended to reduce certain risks to the woman and baby.  However in implementing rigid policies into hospitals, we are exposing women to other risks…

Rachel Reed writes another beautifully written blog on the assessment of the progress in labour, and in how being so rigid reduces a womans chance significantly of having a physiological birth…

https://midwifethinking.com/

 

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