Breech Birth

Surprise! It’s Twins!

December 7, 2016

Lindi shares with us the story of the birth of her twins. Surprise! It’s twins. With my first child I was pushed into an induction. First child; I had no idea. I’m a go-with-the-flow gal when it comes to labor. I was told my baby was very big and if I waited I might not […]

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Breech Babies Are Another Variation of Normal

June 29, 2016

Originally written 10/29/2010. With my first child, I knew I wanted a natural birth. I chose the local birth center and hired the team of midwives. I attended my regular appointments and the birth classes they offered. Starting around 30 weeks I questioned the position of my baby. I asked three of the midwives at […]

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Finding Healing in a C-Section

February 25, 2016

My story really begins with my first two babies’ births. When I was about 37 weeks, we found out our first little girl was breech. We had planned a natural birth with Hypnobabies and midwives at the best hospital in our area, so to hear she was breech was crushing. We started doing everything we […]

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One Woman’s Successful Frank Breech Vaginal Hospital Birth

September 14, 2015

Let me rewind a little bit…At 37 weeks, we found out via ultrasound that Everett was frank breech. We tried everything we could to turn him. Everything was totally unsuccessful in turning him. He was stubborn and comfortable in his breech position. Typically, a breech baby these days means a c-section. But I was being told […]

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My Breech Twin Vaginal Birth After Three Miscarriages

March 3, 2015

My story starts with the journey of getting pregnant and what I endured to get these precious babies. My husband and I got married June 2012 and had the most amazing honeymoon filled with love. We decided for me to stop taking birth control and to see what happens. I found out I was pregnant […]

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Natural Breech Birth at Home

December 31, 2014

Jessica Winquist shares the story of her daughter’s breech birth – a beautiful, natural birth at home.  At my 32-week check, my midwife, Sarah*, found the Cub (our nickname for the baby-to-be) to be breech. We were planning a home birth in New York City, and New York State home birth regulations prohibit breech home […]

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Our Twin Miracles

December 13, 2014

My husband and I got pregnant right after we were married. I was told I would probably have a hard time conceiving because of ovarian problems so we decided to start early. I guess I didn’t have any problems after all. A couple weeks after we found out I was pregnant my husband left for […]

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A Cesarean for Breech Baby, Jaundice and PND

March 11, 2014

At our 19 week scan, the sonographer found that our son, J’s, nuchal fold was more prominent than it should be. She also found the left brain ventricle to be larger than the other. These, we discovered, were soft markers for some chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, and it may have indicated J having […]

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Surprise Breech Delivery {Home Birth}

December 15, 2013

So, 8 months ago I gave birth to my first baby – a beautiful boy, a healthy 3.6kg (8 pound), delivered breech, vaginally, at home! He wasn’t diagnosed breech by my midwives & Dr’s, his position was not easily detected by feel as his legs were up around his head & everything more or less felt […]

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