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Discussion in 'Home & Natural Birthing' started by kosh, Nov 12, 2011.
From the research I did while my baby was breech, it seems you have to find a CP that has breech birth experience to be the safest. The problem is OBs are not being taught anything other than c-sections for a breech birth.
I had decided that if baby stayed breech I would try to deliver with the OB an hour from my parents house that does support vaginal breech birth in the hospital.
It also depends on the style of breech the baby is sitting in. I think a foothold breech had the highest rate of cord prolapse, which is one of the biggest concerns.
Some resources for you!
I had a client who had a breech baby so I completely nerded up on the subject
Is this a safe way.I'm little scared about this.
take a look at the birth without fear blog too, they have some lovely breech birth info/stories
There's risks of course but there's risks with a csection too
If it is a footling breech (feet first) there is a higher risk of prolapsed cord.
If it is a frank breech, this is another variation of normal and is usually fairly safe. Not ALL breech babies can be born safely vaginally, but many can.
Mary Cronk emphasises that breech vaginal BIRTH is OK, but NOT breech vaginal DELIVERY. The baby must not be hurried through the pelvis, labour mustn't be augmented with drugs and the baby mustn't be pulled out of the vagina. Staff touching and pulling on the baby to get him out quickly could stimulate him to breathe before his head his out, so really - hands off the breech!!
Not so many generations ago, this really was just another variation of normal. Seems there was a damning (flawed?) study which said that breech birth as unsafe and those ladies should have sections. Since then, a lot of practitioners no longer have the hands on skill to help a lady birth a breech baby.
I didn't know this was possible. I wanted a 100% NATURAL delivery with my DD, and at 38 week size scan they said she was breeched. They tried to turn her, but were unable to do so. She was not a footling breech she was hugging her feet. They told me that I had NO option but a c-section, I am absolutely stunned that I could have had my natural delivery!
I would definitely keep asking questions hun! Don't let them force you to do a csection. Wishing you all the best!
i will keep watching this thread bc baby A seems to like his bottom first
I just had a vaginal breech delivery on Thursday. She was 27 weeks gestation, but stillborn, so they weren't concerned about her at that point. The doctor said their main concern is that the head can get stuck and that can cause panic. Her head did get stuck briefly, but still had no problem coming out. She was butt first and the doctor said that was better than feet first. They said they do full term breech deliveries there. The nurse is actually the one that delivered her. It was so fast the doctor didn't have a chance to get in the room.
really sorry for your loss
hope you're coping ok
Im so sorry for your loss of your little girl.
How about this..
Twins born vaginally, drug free in hospital
BOTH footling breech
It's obviously not as simple as a head first birth, but breech is a variation of normal We are having an unassisted birth and have this print out, in case baby turns out to be breech:
Cord prolapse is the only thing I'm particularly worried about, which as PPs said is a higher risk with footling breech.