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Assessing labour progress -An interview with Dr Clare Davison

November 16, 2022 Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed and Dr Clare Davison Season 4 Episode 2
Assessing labour progress -An interview with Dr Clare Davison
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Assessing labour progress -An interview with Dr Clare Davison
Nov 16, 2022 Season 4 Episode 2
Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed and Dr Clare Davison

This episode is all about assessment of labour as we interview Dr Clare Davison.  Clare is a midwife, academic and feminist. Clare is passionate about promoting and supporting physiological birth and working with women so that they can be empowered in their birth choices. Clare combines these passions by working as an independent midwife, providing holistic continuity of care to women; and as an academic teaching and hoping to inspire the next generation of midwives.

We delve into those questions you wanna know: 

  • What is the cervix saying in labour? 
  • How can we properly assess labour progress? 
  • How do midwives using their other senses? 
  • We ask how can midwives and health professionals trust birth and support women if they are not being given the skills to support physiological birth progress and use their intuition? 

And we even ask:
How many contractions ‘should’ there be for an “effective” labour? 
How quickly ’should’ the cervix dilate? 
How often ‘should’ a vaginal examination occur? 
And when can we assess that labour has actually started?

Find out lots in this episode of the cauldron, so, tie up your shoelaces, plug in your headphones and come with us on a ride into the world of assessing labour progress…. 


Dr Clare Davison:
Instagram @midwife.dr.clare
Twitter @sagefemmeclare 

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The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.

Show Notes

This episode is all about assessment of labour as we interview Dr Clare Davison.  Clare is a midwife, academic and feminist. Clare is passionate about promoting and supporting physiological birth and working with women so that they can be empowered in their birth choices. Clare combines these passions by working as an independent midwife, providing holistic continuity of care to women; and as an academic teaching and hoping to inspire the next generation of midwives.

We delve into those questions you wanna know: 

  • What is the cervix saying in labour? 
  • How can we properly assess labour progress? 
  • How do midwives using their other senses? 
  • We ask how can midwives and health professionals trust birth and support women if they are not being given the skills to support physiological birth progress and use their intuition? 

And we even ask:
How many contractions ‘should’ there be for an “effective” labour? 
How quickly ’should’ the cervix dilate? 
How often ‘should’ a vaginal examination occur? 
And when can we assess that labour has actually started?

Find out lots in this episode of the cauldron, so, tie up your shoelaces, plug in your headphones and come with us on a ride into the world of assessing labour progress…. 


Dr Clare Davison:
Instagram @midwife.dr.clare
Twitter @sagefemmeclare 

Want to listen to the new podcast 'The Feeding Couch'? Find it here or on all good podcast hosting platforms! 

Support the Show.

Like this podcast? Leave us a review here
Want more from Katie and Rachel?
Katie's website
Rachel's website

Disclaimer
The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.