Breech Birth Resources

by Jessica Austin on September 22, 2012

Encouraging your baby to turn head-down:

Medical procedure for turning a baby:

Vaginal Breech Birth: “In Canada, it was common for most breech babies to be delivered through a caesarean section (C-section). With this method, the baby is delivered through incisions made in the mother’s stomach. Today, health-care professionals recommend that in some circumstances, breech babies may be delivered the traditional way, through the vagina. Vaginal childbirth has health benefits for the mother such as a faster recovery and less pain, as well as a better chance of having a vaginal childbirth in the future.” ~ The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada

“There’s the idea out there in the public sometimes that having a C-section today with modern anesthesia and modern hospitals is as safe as having a normal childbirth, but we don’t think so,” ~Dr. Lalonde on the SOGC policy on vaginal breech birth (Globe and Mail, 2009)

What does Vaginal Breech Birth Look Like?

Breech Birth At Home

Vaginal Breech Birth in the Hospital:

Further Reading on Breech Birth:

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