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Breech Birth

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Breech Birth2018-08-05T16:16:15+00:00

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.

Articles and Stories on www.pregnancy.com.au

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