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I am curious if there is anyone who will do it. I still have some time for baby to flip but would like to start gathering all my options here.
 

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bump! Anyone?<br><br>
Hmmm, I wonder if people being busy or away for the holidays is making a difference here?<br><br>
To add a question that may be easier to answer--does anyone know of OBs or hospitals to AVOID if dealing with breech baby?
 

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I've heard Dr. Vlastos, Dr. Wasserman and Dr. Gosser will all do a breech. There may be others, but those are the ones off the top of my head. THere's another dr, but I can't remember his name. My brain is concentrating on making pumpkin pie right now. Pm me and I will remember it or make a call.<br><br>
For breech, it more depends on the doctor than the hospital. Dr. Vlastos is at St. Mary's and he is a perinatologist that is used to higher risk births.<br><br>
THere are hb mw as well that will do breech.<br><br>
Please come to an ICAN of st. louis meeting to be w/ other moms as we support each other to prevent cesareans, pursue vbac and support for cesarean recovery. <a href="http://stlouis.ican-online.org/" target="_blank">http://stlouis.ican-online.org/</a><br><br>
Hth!<br>
Also, are you working w/ a chiro that can help??
 

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Is this your first?<br><br>
On the off-chance you haven't seen it -- <a href="http://www.spinningbabies.com" target="_blank">http://www.spinningbabies.com</a><br><br>
Really do all you can to encourage the baby to turn!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've heard Dr. Vlastos, Dr. Wasserman and Dr. Gosser will all do a breech. There may be others, but those are the ones off the top of my head. THere's another dr, but I can't remember his name. My brain is concentrating on making pumpkin pie right now. Pm me and I will remember it or make a call.<br><br>
For breech, it more depends on the doctor than the hospital. Dr. Vlastos is at St. Mary's and he is a perinatologist that is used to higher risk births.<br><br>
THere are hb mw as well that will do breech.<br><br>
Please come to an ICAN of st. louis meeting to be w/ other moms as we support each other to prevent cesareans, pursue vbac and support for cesarean recovery. <a href="http://stlouis.ican-online.org/" target="_blank">http://stlouis.ican-online.org/</a><br><br>
Hth!<br>
Also, are you working w/ a chiro that can help??</div>
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Thanks!<br>
Do you know if Dr. Vlastos takes on breech presentations as "high risk?" I have a homebirth midiwfe that I have been seeing, but my comfort level right now would be to deliver in the hospital if baby is still in a weird position at labor (if I can find an ob that will allow breech vaginal birth and knows how to do it). I will be seeing a chiro next week. Still hoping baby will turn!
 

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There is no textbook definition of high risk. It is a matter of opinion. ALl birth has risk. Being a vbac'er myself, and advanced maternal age, I did not consider my birth high risk, and neither did my doctor or st. mary's (thank G-d). However, there are doctors out there (and probably many) that do consider vbac high risk. Several states even ban hbac bc it is considered high risk. I find this completely asinine, but that is another discussion. I refer to my vbac as an increased risk, bc there is an increased risk to a vbac mom over a non-vbac mom, although there are no special set of skills necessary to handle a vbac.<br><br>
Whether or not you would consider breech skills to be a separate set of skills, is up to you. I would certainly want a mw/ob who had breech skills and experience, but that is me. I've heard studies even show breech birth, in the hands of a skilled/experienced provider to be as safe as vertex. I recently saw a small study out of the middle east that concluded that. I don't even know if they are studying breech in the US bc docs are so quick to go to the knife, it's hard to get a sample size to study.<br><br><br>
Bc Dr. Vlastos is a perinatologist, he is hard to get into....from moms I've recommended that they try him, that they were told they had to get a referral first. I would try his office at Slucare and see what they say. Maybe you can do a phone consult so you don't have to go in until you have a comfort level w/ him.<br><br>
Keepp us posted!
 
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