Folks, it's time for a rousing rendition of the Canadian national anthem! (I knew there was a reason why it had always been one of my favorites!)
The reason? (Drumroll, please......)
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) has decided to support vaginal breech birth! Yes! Seriously! What a wonderful, marvelous surprise!
Now let's see if ACOG follows suit (*concealed snickering*)...
Here in the valley, my midwife says that she knows of only one OB who will attend vaginal breech birth if the mum refuses a cesarean. This is a sad situation that really needs changing, especially as automatic cesarean for breech babies means that OBs are now sadly lacking in the clinical skills needed to safely catch vaginal breeches.
Anyhow, I'd love to blog longer about this and give you quotes from the reporting articles, but I'm really supposed to be doing something else right now - and so will stand on the backs of my birth-junkie comrades and give you the links to read about it: Stand and Deliver and The Unnecessarean and Woman to Woman Childbirth Education. Check it out!