Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Frank Breech Video

This is a great video of a frank breech birth - a bit dark, but otherwise great! As you will read, this birth was an intended hospital birth, but when the time came the mother did not want to go to the hospital and ended up having a beautiful homebirth with her midwife (who was acting as doula) in attendance.

Frank Breech Birth Video

Breech birth is almost non-existent in hospitals nowadays, as modern obstetrical care is shunting all breech babies into automatic cesareans. A pity. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) has recently reversed their cesareans-for-all-breeches policy, and is now advocating vaginal breeches, and it is to be hoped that other national societies will take note as well.

Two things I have heard advocated for safe breech birth - (1) an upright birthing position, and (2) "hands off the breech" - non-interventionist birth - are both exemplified in this video.

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