Breech Birth

A Footling Breech Birth Assisted by a Midwive & Observed by Paramedics

August 30, 2012

This is the story of one’s exciting entrance into the world. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would one day have such a fast and furious labor, especially after the perfect labor and birth of Joby a little over one year ago (yeah, I know. We certainly didn’t waste any time, did […]

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Surprise Breech Baby and Overcoming Breastfeeding Struggles

August 2, 2012

Surprise Breech Baby My husband and I decided right away to have a midwife attended delivery and chose the Hypnobabies birthing method. I also decided a water birth would be the most natural. Our daughter was head down for the last 8 weeks, and our last appointment was 3 days prior to her birth – […]

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First a Hospital Breech Birth and then an Unplanned Unassisted Birth Story

July 27, 2012

Hospital Breech Birth My first pregnancy left me somewhat jaded and mistrusting of doctors and hospitals.  My baby was breech.  He had been breech since the 12 week ultrasound and had stayed that way since.  I tried inversions, hot and cold packs, music on my lower abdomen and even handstands to get baby to flip.  […]

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How the Webster Technique Can Help You Birth Without Fear

July 10, 2012

For many women, pregnancy can be a very uncomfortable experience. First, there are the initial hormonal changes and morning sickness; the feeling of being on an emotional roller-coaster for no good reason whatsoever and the unusual food cravings at all hours of the day (such as early, early morning Jack-in-the-Box taco runs for those husbands […]

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Twin Home Birth Story: Frank and Footling Breech

April 30, 2012

Please research your options, risks and benefits, interview different care providers and choose what is best for your birth. This story is Melissa’s and her family’s…and theirs only. All pictures © Birth Without Fear Blog. {BWF} January 26th, a Thursday, I laid in bed with my Hypnobabies CD on like every night. Hubby laid with […]

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Pictures: Footling Breech Baby Born Into Dad’s Hands

January 31, 2012

*It is not advised to freebirth a breech baby at home. If you choose to have an unassisted birth, be prepared and have back up plans. Unassisted birth is not for everyone.* I have 5 kids, but these are pictures of Cricket, my 4th natural birth, my 2nd UC.  Enjoy!~Laura *These pictures and this couple’s […]

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Triplet Home Birth…Photo of 2nd Baby Born in Water Footling Breech

January 30, 2012

“A photo of my double footling baby B from my triplet home birth in 2006.” “Here’s the one of the three of them (one of the midwives was holding them). Max is the one on the right with the little purple foot. His one foot was fairly bruised from funky positioning for a few days.” […]

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In the News: Footling Breech Twin Boys…Born ‘A Year Apart’!

January 3, 2012

I have seen and both heard about this story. I finally read it and realized why. Not only were these twin boys born on different days of different years, but they were born completely natural and BOTH boys were born feet first. Two footling breech babies. Nowadays that is rare as many care providers are […]

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Home Birth of Twins Born Past 41 Weeks, One Footling Breech

December 21, 2011

*This mother and father chose to birth at home with midwives as they felt it was the best choice for them. A post dates, twin birth, with one baby footling breech, obviously carries different risks than a singleton, head down baby. Please work with your care provider to ensure a safe birth for you and […]

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Breech at 41 Weeks, Turned Head Down, 12 lb. 4 oz. Baby Born Naturally

December 20, 2011

I had already had two successful homebirths, and I loved the experience.  Amazing.  That’s what birth is.  And beautiful and wonderful.  A gift.  I know there are times when intervention or surgery may be needed, and it is wonderful that it is there for such times, but it is not the norm.  This birth turned […]

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