When I offer a woman a vaginal breech I am certainly going to make sure it is safe for her to do so--so am fully aware of dating and birth anomalies etc. So everything in the check list is something I am well-versed in doing.
But knowledge and teaching, and testimonials from a couple of my patients who delivered PRIMIP breech in the last year--did not help.
Her pelvis is PROVEN and this babe is smaller than her first by palpation
I am solo-- so guaranteed I would be there. Anesthesia in house for all breech and VBACs---so we have everything in place that I can think of.
I spent quite some time over the last few days talking with her. she has gone to the hospital and talked with the nurses and they too encouraged her and said that I had delivered a few this year even and no problems.
She presented and was not in labor, and wanted a C., Section (past her due date) --was offered a ECV---since everybody was there---nope
I respected her wishes--she expressed appreciation that I was respecting her right to choose--and she had her C. Section--for a baby who weighed less than her first by a few ounces. She is happy---......baby is fine.......I am bummed-- but then it is not my birth experience--
Just don't know what else I could have done.