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OP position in pregnancy, labour and birth

June 06, 2024 Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed Season 5 Episode 12
OP position in pregnancy, labour and birth
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OP position in pregnancy, labour and birth
Jun 06, 2024 Season 5 Episode 12
Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed

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 In this episode Rachel takes me on the path to enlightenment about the topic of the occipito posterior (OP) position in pregnancy, labour and birth! 

I ask Rachel why she’s always been reluctant to cover this topic on the podcast! 
And  sit down to discuss: 

  • What exactly is an OP position? 
  • Why it is considered a problem in our current maternity systems 
  • Are there any problems caused by a baby in an OP position? 
  • Some really interesting facts about the normal labour pattern with an OP position 
  • And we tackle the subject of the interventions to rotate baby’s and whether they work? 

All this and lots more as usual. And find all the links Rachel has provided below.

LINKS:
Blog post with links to the research and movie demo

How the uterus transforms in labour movie

Lesson on OP available in the Reclaiming Childbirth Collective

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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

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 In this episode Rachel takes me on the path to enlightenment about the topic of the occipito posterior (OP) position in pregnancy, labour and birth! 

I ask Rachel why she’s always been reluctant to cover this topic on the podcast! 
And  sit down to discuss: 

  • What exactly is an OP position? 
  • Why it is considered a problem in our current maternity systems 
  • Are there any problems caused by a baby in an OP position? 
  • Some really interesting facts about the normal labour pattern with an OP position 
  • And we tackle the subject of the interventions to rotate baby’s and whether they work? 

All this and lots more as usual. And find all the links Rachel has provided below.

LINKS:
Blog post with links to the research and movie demo

How the uterus transforms in labour movie

Lesson on OP available in the Reclaiming Childbirth Collective

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.