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Can you tell me about it? How did you come to peace with the idea of a home breech birth? What kind of experience did your MW have with breech birth? Did you try turning techniques? Which ones?<br><br>
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Didn't want to read without posting. The MW who assisted with my last two births does breech homebirths. In fact, when other newer MWs have a breech birth, they usually call her to attend, too. Most babies do end up flipping before birth, but some just don't. If faced with the situation I would feel much more comfortable having a breech homebirth than a breech hospital birth.<br><br>
Have you seen these photos?<br><a href="http://www.birthingway.com/footling_breech.htm" target="_blank">Homebirth of a Footling Breech</a>
 

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hey Jenn. Claire was breech for a while. I turned her myself a couple times. But she never stayed until she turned herself. I think she was breech for psychological reasons. Because when I accepted that she was in control and would position the best for her she flipped and stayed. Here is a website i read when she was breech. Good luck however your little one decides to come out.<br><br><a href="http://www.breechbabies.com/" target="_blank">http://www.breechbabies.com/</a>
 

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I haven't, but I would. I would try gentle turning techniques (ironing board etc) and I MIGHT let a midwife try a gentle version if my intuition said it was okay. BUT no WAY I'd go to the hospital for a breech. 1. I would not consent to a section simply because of breech. 2. hospitals and drs have no training in breech- baby and I would be safer with midwives standing by but keeping their hands OFF.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<a href="http://www.homebirth.org.uk/bronwyn.htm" target="_blank">http://www.homebirth.org.uk/bronwyn.htm</a><br><br>
You know my viewpoints on breech already, but have a snifter around the HBUK site anyhow- most of the evidence presented on there is international, and there's also links to the Radical Midwife site and AIMS.<br>
Also, take a look at<br><a href="http://www.homebirth.org.uk/ruth.htm" target="_blank">http://www.homebirth.org.uk/ruth.htm</a> as I know you were considering hospital- I know Ruth, she's a big homebirth advocate (was at Alex's birth) and the only reason Eddy was born in hospital was because he was so early- some of those interventions are heartbreaking. Nowadays, they'd be bullying her into a c-section because of the NICE guidelines.<br>
I know you have the timeline difference, but try talking to AIMS via email as well if you want a second opinion.
 

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I would hope the baby would turn and would use the Webster technique etc but I would try a breech homebirth... I'm pretty sure my midwife said she does breech. If not, I would go on my gut instinct... obviously if one foot it hanging out and baby is going nowhere I'd go to the hospital (and end up with a c/s I'm sure) but for frank breech or a good footling breech presentation I'd go for vaginal- AT HOME.<br><br>
I'm almost certain that the hospital I'd deliver at (if I HAD to go to a hospital) went c/s for all breech back in 2000 based on the idea that breech babies do better with c/s. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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