Breech Birth

Overcoming Fear to Experience Raw Power: A Breech Home Birth Story

October 18, 2011

This is the story of how I overcame doubt, fear, and negativity within myself so that I could experience the pure, raw power, intimacy, and spirituality of bringing life into this world.  At 36 weeks I found out our baby was breech and my plans for a homebirth were nearly destroyed. With the help of […]

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Breech Birth Video: Faith in God and His Will

October 14, 2011

Amanda sent her video in to share with the BWF Mamas. Her journey, after a loss and finding out her baby was breech took a lot of research, education and faith. She was open to listening to her instincts and to God. Her faith in both carried her through fearing another loss, finding out her […]

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Breech Birth Statistics

September 6, 2011

This article by Richard Fischer, M.D. gives eye opening and reliable information about breech births. Types of Breeches Frank breech (50-70%) – Hips flexed, knees extended (pike position) Complete breech (5-10%) – Hips flexed, knees flexed (cannonball position) Footling or incomplete (10-30%) – One or both hips extended, foot presenting Percent of Breech Babies Breech […]

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Breech Babies Can Turn In Labor and/or Birth Vaginally

August 29, 2011

My First Breech Baby I’d like to start by explaining that I have had two breech babies. One planned home breech birth, and another planned home head down birth, only my breech baby turned last second as did my head down baby. The idea that any baby is stuck any one way baffles me. It’s […]

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A Footling Breech Homebirth With Pictures

August 9, 2011

This birth story is nothing short of amazing. However, it is this mom’s story and she made choices she felt were best for her and her baby. If you have a breech baby, please note there are different complications that can arise. Many babies will turn in time for birth, but some remain breech. Talk […]

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One Extraordinary Birth (Six Days of Labor, 33 Hours between Births, Two Healthy Babies)

July 15, 2011

Part I: Once Upon A Choice It wasn’t that I set out to be an enthusiastic proponent of homebirth. As a matter of fact, I hadn’t thought much about what kind of a birth experience I would like to have until I got pregnant. Somehow when I found out that I was carrying a baby […]

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A Frank Breech Birth: Faith of an OB and Mother

July 13, 2011

This is the birth story of Emery Elizabeth by Amy A. Elliot, D.C. I was lucky to have a very healthy and happy first pregnancy. Pregnancy did not slow me down from my busy life in chiropractic school, and I continued to see patients and attend classes up to the very end. The only concern […]

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An Informed and Educated Breech Birth

July 12, 2011

Shelley Dobbin’s breech birth: Oh my GOSH!  The birth was so incredible! After having a really painful first birth with 3rd degree tearing, an unnecessary cut (episiotomy) and 13 stitches it felt SO GOOD to birth without tearing. This time I birthed on my hands and knees which really helped to get our baby out. (I wish I birthed […]

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Breech Does NOT Equal C-Section

February 28, 2011

I have written before how a breech baby is another variation of normal. Having a breech presentation does not mean you automatically need to schedule a c-section. Remember, our babies are wise and know just how they need to be for birth. Most of the time, babies will turn, even late in pregnancy and labor!!!  […]

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Breech Babies Are Another Variation of Normal

October 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 three different appointments […]

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