The Midwives' Cauldron

Perineal bungles

September 21, 2020 Katie James and Dr Rachel Reed Season 1 Episode 6
The Midwives' Cauldron
Perineal bungles
Show Notes

In this episode, Katie tries to enjoy a cup of tea while Rachel disturbs her with a tale of perineal bungles. We delve into the government-backed interventions implemented in a misguided attempt to save women's perineums. We explore the origins of perineal bundles and how they impact on midwifery practice and women's births. This tale is about how women are being blamed (again) for damage caused by care providers.


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