Category Archives: Breech Birth

Decision Making in Pregnancy and Parenting: It's Not Black and White

I recently read this excerpt from Emily Oster’s book, “Expecting Better: Why The Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong — and What You Really Need to Know.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/expecting-better-emily-oster_n_3780541.html In her book Oster presents the model that she teaches university business students to … Continue reading

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Should Women With Traumatic Birth Experiences Just "Accept and Move On?"

I am appalled at this article on the Huffington Post entitled, “Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth.” You don’t really need to go and read it, I quote the appalling parts below, but if you are interested here is the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cara-paiuk/recalibrating-our-expecta_b_5372955.html  There … Continue reading

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Protecting Immunity in a Cesarean Birth

How a baby is born does impact its future immune health. Our immune system is housed primarily in the gut with our natural bacterial flora being one of our first lines of defense and an intricate part of normal immunity. … Continue reading

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The Natural Cesarean: A Woman-Centred Technique

Regardless of your intention for your birth, it is important to know you cannot dictate the outcome of birth. There are situations that may come up in birth which will lead you in a different direction than you originally planned. … Continue reading

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Vaginal Birth Better for Breech

For the same reasons that vaginal birth is better for twins, vaginal birth is also better for breech babies. The default for all births should be the most conservative which is an undisturbed, physiologic, vaginal birth.  Like all other medical … Continue reading

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Beautiful Frank Breech Home Birth Video

Empowered Home Breech Birth Despite the evidence that supports vaginal breech birth, most women are not being given the choice to give their babies the benefit of a gentle birth. Obstetrician, Dr. Stuart Fischbein and midwife Beth Cannon are giving … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Remaining Thoughts

Here are some of the notable mentions that need to be shared about this conference. Robin Lim explaining how women are treated as if they are a suitcase carrying a valuable commodity. Women are not suitcases! Marek Glezerman: “All sperm … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Medicolegal Issues

Fireworks at the Medicolegal Issues and Ethics Panel ACOG’s opinion: Cesareans are happening for breech because of the “diminishing” ability of physicians to do #breech birth. So in other words, the providers we have to deal with the higher risk … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Long Term Risks of Cesarean

Many of the obstetricians present at the conference were concerned about the rising cesarean rates and risks. “We were at 15% and WORRIED about the Caesarean rate in 1980.” Michael Hall, American OB, spoke about how the maternal mortality rate … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: The Real Stories

Highlights from The Impact of Choice Panel. This panel discussion had 5 mothers share their stories of having breech babies. Three women on the panel were forced into unwanted Cesarean Sections and 2 had home breech births.  The unfortunate reality … Continue reading

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