|Of course, only US can truly identify a breech position.
Care to back this statement up with some research?
I believe a person experienced in palpating a baby's position CAN reliably tell if a baby is head up or head down.
I have become an expert in MY baby and MY body over the course of this pregnancy. I know when the head is up and when it is down. This changes over the course of any given day at least once. I feel several times a day to figure out what is going on in there. If the baby is sliding to transverse, I can easily give the head a gentle nudge and encourage the baby to go back down. I have done this (VERY slowly, VERY carefully, VERY gently) numerous times over the course of the last couple weeks.
I KNOW I am right because during one of my MW visits I told her where the head was, she confirmed manually, then decided to confirm by U/S as well. The head was EXACTLY where I told her it was.
It may be more difficult to become skilled in telling position manually, but I do NOT believe that only
technology can accurately identify the position of a baby.