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Breech Birth Stories

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Breech Birth Stories

In this section of our website you can read stories about other parent’s experiences of being pregnant with and giving birth to a breech baby. Pregnancy and birth stories are a great way to learn about situations similar or different to your own. We’d love you to send us your own story to share with others.

Breech Birth Stories

Head held high!

Head held high! Our story begins many weeks before Oliver's "birth day". We had a wonderful pre-natal experience with our midwife Ali from the Ryde Midwifery Group. She was incredibly supportive and informative of our many questions and varying anxieties and challenges throughout the pregnancy. She informed us without pressing her opinions and was always willing to do more research or find further information on a topic if we needed it. Having the same midwife throughout this experience was

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Breech and beautiful – Oscar’s birth story

Breech and beautiful - Oscar’s birth story I would like to say my pregnancy was uneventful but it really wasn’t.  Perhaps my anxiety about my baby didn’t help, but all we wanted was a healthy baby. A growth scan at 32 weeks revealed our little man was breech, and footling breech at that.  I knew that would mean a caesarean.  I was disappointed about not being able to have a natural birth but it was a small price to

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Joshua’s Birth Story

Joshua's Birth Story By Jane Palmer Lack of information or choice, premature labour, medical crises, insensitive or undignified care can all conspire against an active birth and a positive start to mothering.  Jane Palmer describes how her son's birth didn't go according to plan. I was 35 weeks pregnant and had found out the previous week that my baby was breech. My doctor had tried to turn him unsuccessfully (twice). He referred me to a specialist at Westmead who

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Trudy’s Story

Trudy's Story When I was pregnant with my first son I found out that I had an ovarian cyst.  The cyst burst several times during the first 22 weeks of pregnancy and my doctors told me that there was nothing they could do.  Finally after it bursting a final time they decided to send me to a Gynaecologist who told me to come back the following day and have it removed surgically or risk death to either myself, the

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Speedy Birth

Speedy Birth By Brook Weck My baby was born on Jan 3rd 2004 breech. I went to the hospital on Jan 2nd about 9:30PM with contraction about 5-6 minutes apart.  After being hooked to the monitor for an hour the nurse called the doctor on call and sent me home.  We went home and about 1:30 the contractions went from 5 minutes to 3 in about twenty minutes.  But since we were told that I was 90% effaced and

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Breech Of Faith

Breech Of Faith By Patricia Blomme I have decided to begin the birth story of my third child while waiting the active phase of my labour. At present, I have begun a slow process of contracting. Which is far different from the progress of my first two children. Needless to say, the phrase "no two labours are alike" plays out well here. But then again, this whole pregnancy has been so very different. I sit here at my computer

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Women around the world unite to fight for the survival of vaginal breech birth!

By Danielle Freeth In Ottawa, Canada, on a Friday morning in April, 2006, Robin Guy woke up, her membranes ruptured and she knew it was ‘time’. Today her second child would be born. They’d known for months that the baby was breech – she had been breech at the 20 week ultrasound, and never turned over. Robin’s midwife was not experienced in vaginal breech deliveries, having trained after the ‘Term Breech Trial,’ the single research project that had stopped

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Birth Story of Finn Kenneth

By Rhiannon Kennett Planned VBB,‭ ‬John Hunter Hospital Newcastle,‭ ‬22/02/2013,‭ ‬Birth stool My breech birth journey began at my‭ ‬36‭ ‬week anti natal appointment when my midwife told me that my baby was breech.‭ ‬An ultrasound the following day confirmed that‭ ‬the baby was in a frank breech position.‭ ‬Over the following weeks I tried everything in my power to try and turn bub,‭ ‬including ECV,‭ ‬moxabustion,‭ ‬breech inversion/tilts,‭ ‬hot/cold packs,‭ ‬and acupuncture.‭ ‬But despite my best efforts my

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Twin Breech Birth Story

Twin Breech Birth Story For an unplanned pregnancy, we were certainly surprised when we discovered two little beings on the first ultrasound. We had initially planned a homebirth, with our midwife who had supported us at our daughter's birth at home one year ago. However due to the increased risks associated with twins, we decided to opt for a hospital birth. Having birthed my first two children in hospital I held many reservations around birthing in this environment. I

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A Story Of Faith – exert from “Parenting By Heart”

Robyn had her first baby at home. She had planned a home birth for her second child, but the baby was in the breech position. A lack of support for her desire to have a natural, vaginal birth meant a search for new carers in the last weeks of her pregnancy. ‘I had accepted the seeming inevitability of a hospital birth and felt that with my carers in place I had done everything I could to maximise my chances

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Maia’s Birth Story

By Dr Sarah Buckley Nicholas, my beloved, and our three children bought me a rose garden- ten rose plants- for my 40th birthday in May, the seventh moon of my pregnancy, and planted them outside our bedroom window. In July, a radiant pink rose, dearest, budded and flowered as we awaited the time of birth of our fourth baby. In this pregnancy, the moon had been my calendar, and I knew that the birth time would be close to

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