“Last year I photographed the completely natural birth of a frank breech baby boy.
His mum was planning a home birth but on the morning of her going into labour, it was found that her ‘wee’ man was breech. She knew right from that moment that she would give birth to him naturally, and she choose to birth him at the hospital as that is where she felt safest.
She had an amazing labour. It was quick and intense, and completely drug free. She birthed her baby standing up with he support of her husband, two LMC midwives and a student midwife. It was amazing, but what was extra amazing, was that Mako was 11lb. 2oz.
This mum had complete faith in her body to birth him naturally as did her Midwives. There was no fear involved, just positive thoughts, which paid off.
I hear so many births of breech babies being born via csection, probably more out of fear and lack of education than anything else.
I just wanted to share this with you in hopes that it will help other mothers make decision about birthing their breech baby naturally if that is what they choose to do.”
Cassie Emmett with Capturing LIFE – Birth Photography