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Breech Baby

If only my parents had been more conscientious about being present at my birth…

As it was, I had to present myself as breech to the midwife, and soon everybody in the Pepys household saw me as runt of the litter. 257 more words


The Birth of Emrys

Tori: I had made peace with the fact that it was likely my planned homebirth was not going to happen. The day before I hit 42 weeks gestation, my breech baby wouldn’t turn after 3 attempts by my midwives to turn him externally (on Monday) and my attempts to turn him with homeopathy, essential oils, inversions, keeping active – he wouldn’t budge. 1,656 more words

Easily Confused Words: Breech vs. Breach

Breech and breach are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary, but are possibly spelled wrong. 268 more words

Easily Confused Words

Pregnancy and Acupuncture: Spin Your Breech Baby

True story: Susan burned moxibustion (moxa) on my sister-in-laws toe, and my nephew flipped from breech to optimal, head down position almost immediately.

Top Five Benefits of Acupuncture and Pregnancy:

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Birth Tools

ECV - The Art of Flipping Babies

I’ve been there. You’ve gone the distance and arrived at the end of the third trimester. You have your birth plan in hand, you’ve grown a perfect little baby, and you’re eager to finally see that tiny face. 747 more words

A Dilemma 

I was diagnosed with a pretty severe case of scoliosis when I was in the 5th grade. I started seeing an orthopedic surgeon at that time, and the best option to prevent my curve from progressing was to wear a back brace. 947 more words


Ortolani and Barlow Tests

These exam findings resolve by 3 mos because structures “tighten up”.  Clicks are okay, clunks are not.  Clicks should be re-examined by PCP.  Also, any baby (esp male) who spent time in utero breech should get screening US (12-16% risk).