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post #61 of 73
Beth, I just want to give you some

It is wonderful that you were there for this mom to support her and help her with her baby. There are very few birth professionals out there with the guts to trust mother nature.

Thanks for the pictures they are wonderful.
post #62 of 73
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Originally Posted by Beth Miller
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!
Those were awesome! Sounds like a great birth

OT: are midwives still illegal in Georgia? i was at a friends over the weekend and we were talking about births in Georgia (can't remember why) and someone said midwives are illegal?
post #63 of 73
Welcome Beth!!! You are an awesome midwife!!! I say that for the successful breech birth at home alone... It is a skill being lost.
post #64 of 73

That was so amazing....

Thanks for sharing....What a beautiful little girl..
post #65 of 73
Thanks for posting. I knew it could be done!!!!!
post #66 of 73
That is so beautiful! Here there is noone that will do breech births at all anymore. None of the midwives. Until very recently (I think within the past year), there were 2 (maybe 3?) OBs that would, but now they are not allowed to It's very sad that such important knowledge is being lost.
post #67 of 73
Quote:
OT: are midwives still illegal in Georgia? i was at a friends over the weekend and we were talking about births in Georgia (can't remember why) and someone said midwives are illegal?
yep, homebirth midwives (CPMs, traditional midwives, etc) are illegal here... but there are several of them- at least 5 that I am aware of... it's really sad that such knowledgeable women have to be "underground" in a way here in GA
post #68 of 73
I actually had a homebirth with this midwife this past January. She's AWESOME!!!!
post #69 of 73
Awesome birth photos!!

Of course the breech baby was born at home- had the mom been in a hospital, they would have cut her open
post #70 of 73
I found that site while doing research for my site! I am so glad its out there!!!

I couldnt find anyone to attend my breech births and ended up having UC with Tatum (she was Frank breech though).

GREAT pics!!!
post #71 of 73
Those were amazing photos. And what a beautiful baby!`
post #72 of 73

breech birth in Georgia

Early in this thread, I noticed my breech birth story was shared:
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Originally Posted by Tummy
I wanted to share a link to another double footling home birth.

double footling breech home birth - two stories, same birth
I have moved the story to a new site.
http://www.twofloridadocs.com/its_toes.php

One interesting thing about this thread is that I talked to the midwife, Beth, early in my pregnancy by telephone. I doubt she remembers. I didn't know my baby was breech. I enjoyed seeing the photos of Beth's breech delivery. They are so descriptive.

Also, Somone asked why the feet are purple. As I understand it, that is the color that our babies are in utero: the come out head first, breathe, and pink up, and so we don't think about their color. Seeing the feet purple in a still- photo certainly captures our attention because of the delay to the first breath.
Denise Punger
Treasure Coast, Florida
http://www.twofloridadocs.com
post #73 of 73
thank you for sharing your story with us

On my ds's birth video (he was not breech) the first thing you hear after the birth is "he's purple, that's my favorite color" from my dd (4)
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