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Originally Posted by JenMidwife
Mel, are there any other homebirth midwives in your area (even several hours away) who might have more experience w/ breech? Maybe she could assist your midwife?
That's my midwife's policy... she hasn't done very many breeches, but there's another midwife about 4 hours away w/ lots of breech experience who assists other midwives w/ breech (hope that makes sense!).
Turn babies, turn!
Originally Posted by chumani
I birthed my last babe at home frank breech. Check out www.breechbabies.com it is a wonderful resource when planning/contemplating a breech birth. I wish our culture wasn't so scared if breech birth. Breech birth isn't inherently wrong. It is mainly in the skill of the attendent i.e. hands off and patient. My midwife was willing to drive 4 hours to help me. She is very experienced in breech but basically all she did was keep babe from landing on the floor! I have the birth on video and have been trying to get it transferred to dvd so I can share it. Breech birth does look different than vertex. It is hard to tell that it really is a baby that is being born until you can see the legs. My breech babe didn't come until
39w3d. My second pg babe was breech until a couple days before he was born at 37w3d. Also my mom had a breech babe that turned during labor. The dr was prepared for breech and was surprised to see a head (1961).
Do you have any ultrasound photo places around you? They are usually in a mall or strip mall shopping center. I went to one in Las Vegas (1.5 hour drive for me), a lot cheaper than an OB and less stressful.
Originally Posted by gabry
So, yesterday I saw the ob my mw had referred me too, because he was known to attempt versions as well as deliver breech babies vaginally. He took one look at my belly and said:"Breech? I don't think so.." Ultrasound didn't think so either, so we're good for our mw homebirth, yess!! (unless of course this babe decides to turn back or something)
Sending turning vibes your way!
Originally Posted by gabry
Mel, any updates? Did the Webster technique - or anything else - do the trick? Hope you're okay..
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