Tag: placental birth

Precious blood…

Sara Wickham shares a quote by Michel Odent on the value of leaving the umbilical cord intact during the birth of the placenta.

The theoretical risk of water embolism

I have learned this week that some things can’t be repeated often enough. If you know the story of the theoretical risk of water embolism and understand that this is no more likely than lunar transplacental relocation (the explanation of…

Deconstructing prophylaxis – part 2

I [once] wrote about some of the issues surrounding prophylaxis, which is the category into which many of the interventions currently offered to pregnant women fall.  I offered a breakdown of some of the main questions that need to be…