Quote of the month for June 2015

36595920_82cb88bac5“Evidence supports the notion that women instinctively push in the most effective and safe way for themselves and their babies during birth. A birthing woman is the expert regarding when and how she pushes. Providing directions implies that she needs our guidance and that we are the experts. Facilitating women’s instinctive birthing behaviours rather than directing them is evidence based and reinforces women’s innate ability to birth.”

– Rachel Reed

 

Reed R (2015).  Supporting women’s instinctive pushing behaviour during birth.  The Practising Midwife 18(6): 13-15.

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