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post #41 of 73
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #42 of 73
WOW!!! How awesome. I do not think the midwives here even will attempt breech births.
Equally cool were the flowers in the bath water.
post #43 of 73
Pretty cool! I love the flowers in the bath ritual too -- so beautiful.

I have to just mention this video again -- an amazing footling breech homebirth: http://www.earthbirthproductions.com/
post #44 of 73
Very very cool! Thanks for that link. And I have to second Linda's recommendation for the footling breech homebirth video (it's a twin birth too). I have it and, although I wasn't thrilled with how long it took to get to me, it's really great.
post #45 of 73
Great birth pics Pam! Thank you so much for sharing....Awesome
post #46 of 73
that is amazing! and to think most people are told they cant do that at home!!
post #47 of 73
Wow!! Absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for sharing.
post #48 of 73
I am awed! Incredible pictures!~
post #49 of 73
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Originally Posted by pamamidwife
those are hemorrhoids. although when women push, the rectum can get really large and open.
Ain't that the truth! I had big hemorrhoids with my first. My husband said it looked like a flower blooming on my behind as they got bigger with every push.
post #50 of 73
my friend had a footling breech... in a hospital. they didn't know there was a twin in there waiing to come out! unbelievable, right?

of course they grabbed the forceps and started yanking though
post #51 of 73
Thanks for posting that!!!
post #52 of 73
(That's pretty amazing.)

Was is really necessary to wait 1hr to make sure she was fully dilated? That had to be torture!! I know I cant stand to wait 1 minute! Couldn't they tell by checking the cervix, or were they unable to?

Also, why were the baby's legs purple/blue?
post #53 of 73
Wow! That is so freaking beautiful!:
post #54 of 73
I think one of my boyfriend's mother's old copies of Mothering has a picture of a double footling breech being born.
Very fascinating stuff!
Thanks for the link, it was a bit informative too!
post #55 of 73
That was so amazing and inspiring to show that women are meant to have babies! Thank you so much for sahring that
post #56 of 73
Haha. Because of this post, I had a dream that I gave birth at my mother's house to a footling breech baby boy. :P I caught him, they just watched. :LOL
post #57 of 73
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Originally Posted by camille76
(That's pretty amazing.)

Was is really necessary to wait 1hr to make sure she was fully dilated? That had to be torture!! I know I cant stand to wait 1 minute! Couldn't they tell by checking the cervix, or were they unable to?

Also, why were the baby's legs purple/blue?
I know it is late to be responding to these messages but I just registered on this list.

I am the midwife who attended the woman at this birth. Sometimes we hear that the reason breech is so dangerous is that the cervix will close and trap the baby's head. Some people, myself included, don't believe that happens. The head is the largest part of the baby, that is why it is preferable for the head to be first. Therefore, it is possible to begin delivering the body before the cervix is fully open. I think that is how the heads get stuck. When she felt like pushing there was no more cervix that I could feel but the body had passed through it and I can only reach as far as my fingers will go. Many midwives try to assure that the cervix is fully dialated by waiting the hour before adding to the pushing. It is just a furthur precaution.

The color of the baby was actually very good. Be aware that neither photos or our monitors have true color. But, heads and bodies during birth can look purpleish due to restricted blood flow. White is the color we don't want to see. Blessings and happy birthing!
post #58 of 73
awesome, awesome, awesome!

and thank you for the additional information, beth! congrats.
post #59 of 73
Hi Beth Miller!!! Welcome to MDC! Hope that you stick around post. There are a lot of us knowledge vampires here and we would love to pick at your brain!

with my ds they thought he was breech for a long while (turns out that his butt was really boney and mama has lots of padding ). We made the decision to still birth at home so it is so nice to see a healthy breech birth. Even though we didn't need to birth a breech at home (still we did a "sunny-side-up" birth after 6 minutes of pushing!) I always felt like birthing a breech at home is the best choice for me!

Victorian
post #60 of 73
A friend of mine had a footling breech homebirth. I saw some photos and her babies legs looked kind of purplish too. But then my baby was pretty red for the first few weeks or so, so I just figured that was normal for that kind of positioning.
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