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We just confirmed that my DS is frank breech. The same position as my DD was. My DD turned on her own in my 39th week. My OB this time around is comfortable with me waiting to go into labor (in other words not scheduling a C), in hopes that baby will turn late or even in labor. She, nor any of the MDs/DOs in her practice will not perform vaginal breech delivery.<br><br>
Does anyone have any links to CURRENT research about vaginal breech delivery? My doula knows a few docs who will perform this type of delivery, but I would like to do a lot of research on safety, etc. first.<br><br>
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To be honest with you, I read this post in the morning and decided to try to do some research on the subject. When I only found a couple of articles that even MENTIONED breech VBAC, they were negative. I didn't want to just give you a negative viewpoint, so I passed on those articles entirely (plus, they didn't say much of any worth). When I checked this site this afternoon I noticed that no one has responded. Have you tried going to a website (I'm sure there is a midwives.com or something) and contacting them with this question. It is a wonderful question that is obviously not that easy to answer. I also was also told I have a breech baby. I have been doing MANY things to correct the issue (all advice from this board). I believe the baby has flipped, but that is just my own belief. I will find out next Friday. Good luck with your quest for info and keep us informed!
 

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Hi hon! Go to my website (link in my sig) and go to the articles page. You'll find 4 research papers there, the first is the TBT, then the 2 articles that refute it. the 4th is about a vag breech birth study in europe confirming the safety. I also have in .pdf the new ACOG guidelines from July 2006 that were revised to recommend that the choice of birthing method be offered to mamas where a skilled practitioner is available.<br><br>
I can talk about this at length... please post here (I'll watch for you) or PM me if you want to chat about all this.<br><br>
xo Robin
 

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Robinna's site is probably a good place to look. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I found Ina May's Guide to Childbirth helpful with my breech ds - she was the midwife that we transferred to when my birth center midwives couldn't attend the birth, so I was glad to see that the outcomes for the breech births she's attended have been great! I wanted to compare her statistics with hospital ones, but hospitals just aren't forthcoming with their info (I wonder why <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ). I did end up finding some nationwide statistics for births in general, and Ina May's were as good or better. That did a lot to reassure me that skipping the C-section was the best thing I could do.<br><br>
If it were me, I'd find an experienced midwife instead of a doctor, to improve your chances and your experience, but only you know what's best for you.<br><br>
You can PM me as well, if you like. I'm not a VBAC, but I had a great breech birth experience. And I recommend the Farm, if you have trouble finding a good provider in your area!<br><br>
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