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Breech Birth

A breech birth does not have to mean a caesarean birth. If you are pregnant with a breech baby then we would advise you to read as much as you can about breech birth. You can then discuss the risks and benefits of a breech birth with your midwife or doctor.

Web resources on breech babies and breech birth

Term Breech Trial

The Term Breech Trial is an internationally conducted randomised controlled trial into breech birth. It concluded that caesarean section was the preferred birth option. However, this study has been heavily criticised because it has given conflicting results. In places where vaginal breech births are common, there were good results for vaginal breech births. In those hospitals where breech babies were born almost always born caesarean, babies born as a vaginal breech during the trial had poorer outcomes when compared to caesarean birth. Independent reviewers of this trial suggest that where the caregiver has not gained or retained the skill of assisting at vaginal breech birth a caesarean birth is preferable to a vaginal birth. You can see the abstract of the trial at The Lancet.

Breech Birth Articles

Vaginal Breech Birth in Australia

Vaginal Breech Birth in Australia By Dr Rhonda Tombros If you have recently learned that your baby is presenting breech (when the buttocks or the feet are at the bottom of the uterus rather than the head), you are likely to be feeling upset and confused. Regardless of how

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

The Natural Breech Birth of Remi Violet

Most women who discover their baby is breech are told by their care provider that a caesarean is required. In fact, they are told a caesearean is preferable, necessary, essential, unavoidable, sensible, prudent, responsible. Many women carrying breech babies often end up having a caesarean, regardless of a desire

June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Breech Birth Woman-Wise

Breech Birth Woman-Wise Reviewed by Jane Palmer Breech Birth Woman Wise is written by Maggie Banks (a wonderful, passionate Midwife in New Zealand). First published 1998 has had it's third printing 2004. Published by Birthspirit Ltd.includes 109 gloss pages, 34 black & white photographs and 41 diagrams. This is

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Breech Babies: Breech Birth

Breech Babies: Breech Birth By Jane Palmer Breech babies present with their bottoms down and their heads up. When a woman is 28 weeks pregnant, her baby has a 25% chance of being in the breech position. As the pregnancy progresses, the likelihood of a baby staying in the

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

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

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments
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