Midwifery Today, Issue 106, Summer 2013


Theme: Third Stage

As UK midwife Jane Evans says, breech birth is unusual, but it is not abnormal. For many mothers, a breech baby automatically means a cesarean. What has happened to cause vaginal breech birth to be a disappearing phenomenon? In this issue of Midwifery Today, readers will be educated on breech skills, such as how to resolve obstructed breech birth, by Gail Tully. Seven mothers share their own experiences in a special section dedicated to breech birth stories. Along with more breech information from experts like Michel Odent and Cornelia Enning, prenatal nutrition and the important topic of microbes are discussed.




Midwifery Today

Issue 106, Summer 2013


  • Poetry
  • From the Editor
  • Networking
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Marion’s Message
  • Cards and Letters
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Media Reviews
  • Discussions
  • Classified Advertising
  • Photo Album


  • First Twin: Breech—Gail Tully
  • Breech Presentation at Term: Beyond the Dominant Strategies— Michel Odent
  • An Introduction to Waterbreech—Cornelia Enning
  • Breech Birth: Abnormal or Unusual?—Jane Evans
  • A Journey to Health during a Twin Pregnancy—Mary Cooper
  • Identifying and Resolving Obstructed Breech Birth: When to Touch and When to Be Hands-free—Gail Tully
  • The Disappearing Art (but Increasing Prevalence) of Breech Birth—Diane Goslin
  • The Breech Index Scoring System—Rahima Baldwin Dancy
  • The Birthing of a Midwife—Anonymous
  • Breech Birth Stories
  • Breech Birth in a Taxi—Lina Duncan
  • Breeching Protocol—Rebecca Kuder
  • Surprise Breech from a Mother’s Perspective—Leah Laben
  • VBAC Breech Hospital Birth: The Story of Ezra—Bianca Rennick
  • “Never in My Wildest Dreams”: A Vaginal Breech Homebirth—Lindsey Nguyen
  • The Best Dream Ever: Otto’s Breech Birth—Ezmë Gaze
  • A Surprise Breech at Home—ElizaBeth Whittington-Chambers
  • The National Birth Center Study II: Research Confirms Low Cesarean Rates and Health Care Costs at Birth Centers—Melissa Garvey
  • Babies Are Born Where They Are Born: A Conversation with a Midwife about Not Handing Babies to Their Mothers—Mary Esther Malloy
  • The Microbiota Battle—LoriAnn Jones
  • Doulas: Action vs. Activism—Ricardo Herbert Jones
  • The Latest Research on Preconception and Prenatal Nutrition—Judy Slome Cohain
  • Protecting the Sisterhood: Thoughts from Midwifery Today’s Human Rights in Childbirth Summit, April 2, 2013—Kathi Valeii
  • Gentle Methods to Prevent and Turn a Breech Baby—Allie Chee
  • Daisy C.H.A.I.N. Creating Healthy Alliances In New-Mothering—Jennie Hawthorn Mayes and Jaclyn Ann Mahoney
  • Family-attended Birth—Min Yi Su

Cover photo by Emily Robinson (www.emilyrobinsonphoto.com). Emily is a lifestyle family photographer in South Florida who specializes in maternity, birth, newborn and family portraiture. Her work focuses on storytelling and capturing authentic emotional connections between people. When she’s not shooting, editing or obsessing over photography, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, their two young girls and zany dog, Sonny.

Pictured: Maia June with her father, Bradley. Her newborn session was shot very early in the morning when the light is beautiful. Maia recently celebrated her first birthday, and her family falls deeper in love with her each day.

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