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Community Placement (Part 2) Day 5

I had a nice chilled weekend and was ready and raring to go this morning. I knew I was working with a midwife I really like and who always seems so happy. 1,247 more words

Reducing the cesarean delivery rates for breech presentations: administration of spinal anesthesia facilitates manipulation to cephalic presentation, but is it cost saving?

Weiniger CF, Spencer PS, Weiss Y, Ginsberg G, Ezra Y.Isr J Health Policy Res. 2014 Feb 24;3(1):5. doi: 10.1186/2045-4015-3-5

BACKGROUND: External cephalic version (ECV) is infrequently performed and 98% of breech presenting fetuses are delivered surgically. 213 more words


My Footling Home Birth Story

Only 3% of births are breech, and of those 3% only 3% of them are footling breech… where the baby comes out feet first rather than bottom first. 1,739 more words




  1. Lie – relationship betweenn longitudinal axis of fetus and mother
    1. Longitudinal
    2. Transverse – CS if present at labour
    3. Oblique – unstable, will degenrate to one of the other lies…
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The longer-term effects of CS for breech in Denmark

Something is rotten …

Well, I suppose a backlash was inevitable. Due to the campaigning of women and the willingness of a significant number of health care providers to provide women with a real choice when it comes to breech childbirth, the argument for re-skilling to better support breech births has been gaining momentum. 1,254 more words


Can we eliminate all risk for breech babies?

This week (August 2014), a Dutch research team published the results of a large retrospective cohort study concerning the results of all breech births in the Netherlands. 1,912 more words


Safer to deliver breech babies by C-section, study says

Breech babies, babies that are positioned to be delivered buttocks or feet first instead of head-first, have a higher chance of survival if they are delivered by Caesarean section compared with vaginal delivery, … 114 more words