EP12| Dr Rachel Reed – Instinctive & Physiological Birth

In this episode, we meet Dr Rachel Reed.

Dr Rachel Reed is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead in Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

She has practised midwifery in a range of models and settings in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Rachel is a writer, presenter and researcher who focuses on physiological birth, midwifery practice and women’s rights (and rites).

She has been invited to speak at national and international events and has published widely.

This episode is not to be missed if you are planning on having a natural, vaginal birth or undisturbed birth!!

We talked about:

  • What an instinctive birth is & the benefits to mother and baby
  • How instinctive birth supports a woman to birth vaginally
  • The hormones that support our natural birthing process
  • How many health care professionals see women’s bodies as pathological (meaning they have a problem that needs fixing) rather than seeing pregnancy and birth as a natural and normal part of a human’s journey.
  • The differences between a VBAC labour and a non-VBAC from a care provider/support perspective

And much much more!

Listen to this episode to find out more about how you can have an instinctive birth & the many benefits!

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