|Vaginal Breech Birth|
|Breech homebirth protocols|
|Evidence for breech safety|
|Breech home birth|
There is a revolution coming to America in vaginal breech birth. American doctors and midwives had all but lost the skills to help a breech baby out and instead, developed a style that actually increased the risk of harm. The lack of skills, or dare I say, wrong skills, are spreading in other countries, too. Lately, international parent-to-parent and provider-to-provider sharing is also connecting midwives and doctors promoting physiological breech skills. Increasingly, parents are able to choose vaginal breech birth.
This article is in development. I hope to write about the issues of vaginal breech birth as I understand them. I'm not a breech expert. Visit UnderstandingBirthBetter.com, the website of Betty-Anne Daviss and Ken Johnson of Ottawa for their up to date Breech information and published journal article.
Read the AIMS website to read Mary Cronk's article on physiologic breech birth, Keep Your Hands Off the Breech, and MIDIRS for Jane Evans' two articles on breech cardinal movements and spontaneous maternal movement to birth the breech head in the 2012 February and March issues of Essentially MIDIRS. This is essential breech knowledge for all baby catchers.
Australian and New Zealand online breech info is emerging at http://www.breechbirth.net/so-my-baby-is-breech---what-next.html
Australian breech baby catchers are listed at http://intothebreech-es2.eventbrite.com/?srnk=1
A most excellent breech awareness site is http://www.breechbirth.org.uk/ by UK midwife Shawn Walker.
A lovely little blog post on a sweet, hospital birth. http://drlindseymathews.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/breech-birth-interview-with-michelle/
(no, I don't think the episiotomy was necessary, but the doctor was learning to be comfortable with vaginal breech birth.