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The importance of the amniotic sac

April 11, 2024 Dr Rachel Reed, Katie James Season 5 Episode 10
The importance of the amniotic sac
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The importance of the amniotic sac
Apr 11, 2024 Season 5 Episode 10
Dr Rachel Reed, Katie James

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In this episode Rachel talks to Katie about all the wondrous and darn right fascinating things about the amniotic sac. 

·      Why is the baby surrounded by fluid, and what is it made of?

·      Women are often told they have too much or too little fluid. Is this a problem?

·      We also discuss why Rachel is (slightly!) obsessed with the function of the amniotic sac during labour

·      We ask does breaking the amniotic sac (the waters) speed up labour at any point?

·      What if your amniotic sac breaks before labour? We discuss the time the time-frames around augmenting labour when this has happened. 

·      And we discuss what if the membranes don’t break during labour?

All this and lots more for your eager lug’ols. 

 

LINKS: 

https://midwifethinking.com/2015/09/16/in-defence-of-the-amniotic-sac/

https://midwifethinking.com/2013/08/14/amniotic-fluid-volume-too-much-too-little-or-who-knows/

https://midwifethinking.com/2015/01/14/the-curse-of-meconium-stained-liquor/

https://midwifethinking.com/2017/01/11/pre-labour-rupture-of-membranes-impatience-and-risk/

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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.

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In this episode Rachel talks to Katie about all the wondrous and darn right fascinating things about the amniotic sac. 

·      Why is the baby surrounded by fluid, and what is it made of?

·      Women are often told they have too much or too little fluid. Is this a problem?

·      We also discuss why Rachel is (slightly!) obsessed with the function of the amniotic sac during labour

·      We ask does breaking the amniotic sac (the waters) speed up labour at any point?

·      What if your amniotic sac breaks before labour? We discuss the time the time-frames around augmenting labour when this has happened. 

·      And we discuss what if the membranes don’t break during labour?

All this and lots more for your eager lug’ols. 

 

LINKS: 

https://midwifethinking.com/2015/09/16/in-defence-of-the-amniotic-sac/

https://midwifethinking.com/2013/08/14/amniotic-fluid-volume-too-much-too-little-or-who-knows/

https://midwifethinking.com/2015/01/14/the-curse-of-meconium-stained-liquor/

https://midwifethinking.com/2017/01/11/pre-labour-rupture-of-membranes-impatience-and-risk/

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

Get 10% off Katie's Breastfeeding & Lactation: the fundamentals online course today with code POD10 at checkout. 

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.