Why Aren’t More Breech Babies Born at Home?

Student midwife Karin Peacock has witnessed the normalcy of breech birth, so she asked the obvious question: Why aren’t more breech babies born at home?

Identifying and Resolving Obstructed Breech Birth: When to Touch and When to Be Hands-free

An educational article that not only covers the signs of obstructed breech birth, but also teaches the skills that best deal with resolving the situation.

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Breech Birth: Abnormal or Unusual?

Babies, whatever their position, are guided by the internal structures, bones, muscles and ligaments of the mother’s pelvis, along with the movements both mother and baby make, working as a dyad from life in the womb to life in the outside world. These positions (ROA or OP) are unusual, not abnormal for birth and all are possible, though not necessarily optimal.

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The Disappearing Art (but Increasing Prevalence) of Breech Birth

With experience in more than 6000 births, midwife Diane Goslin shares why the incidence of breech babies has been increasing over the years. Goslin then goes on to tell a couple of breech birth stories that illustrate how to handle breech complications.

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Breech Presentation at Term: Beyond the Dominant Strategies

French obstetrician and natural childbirth advocate Michel Odent shares the importance of concepts, such as planned in-labor cesareans and the fetus ejection reflex, in regard to breech birth.

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First Twin: Breech

Gail Tully, known for her work with Spinning Babies’ workshops, teaches us lessons on breech via a twin birth story.

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Demeurer humble: Une naissance par les pieds

Le téléphone sonne à 4h du matin. C’est Scott, le partenaire de Teresa. «Les eaux se sont rompues, les contractions ont débuté et nos doulas sont en route.» Je le félicite, lui pose quelques questions et lui affirme que bien que l’accouchement soit en avance de trois semaines, tout est sous contrôle. Je lui demande de me rappeler lorsqu’ils sentiront qu’ils ont besoin de moi. Je me retourne et tâtonne pour enlacer mon mari, mais je réalise soudainement qu’il est absent. Il est parti dans les contrées sauvages de la Caroline du Nord pour préparer notre nouvelle maison. Je dois demeurer ici pour accueillir encore quelques bébés qui doivent naître, pour ensuite aller le retrouver.