The Midwives' Cauldron

An Interview with Dr Hazel Keedle

June 12, 2022 Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed Season 3 Episode 13
The Midwives' Cauldron
An Interview with Dr Hazel Keedle
Show Notes

In this episode we have Dr Hazel Keedle and we are talking all things VBAC, vaginal birth after caesarean!

Hazel is a lecturer of midwifery at Western Sydney University, Australia. Hazel has worked in midwifery group practices, an aboriginal medical service, a variety of hospital settings and as a privately practising midwife in both city and regional locations.  Hazel’s passion for VBAC followed her own experience of having a VBAC with her daughter in 2008 and since then has published research on women's experience of having a VBAC at home and on her PhD work exploring women’s experiences of planning a VBAC across Australia. Hazel is currently the lead researcher on Australia's largest survey on women's experiences of maternity care, the Birth Experience Study. Hazel is passionate about improving support for women during pregnancy, birth, and the early transition to mothering.  

We asked Hazel all the questions you’ve been asking us for months to discuss! So here it is folks the topic you’ve been waiting for. Hazel definitely left us with some golden nuggets, you want to have your pen and paper ready. 

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Dr Hazel Keedle
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