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The story that got midwives and obstetricians talking together - Homebirth midwife Maggie Banks PhD, RM, RGON, New Zealand, March 15, 2014.
Birth Spirit - Birthspirit website with Dr. Maggie Banks, homebirth midwife and midwifery educator. Use website search engine for commentary and discussion on breech birth. Search “breech”. Several excellent resources within her posts. Be sure to read her Term Breech Trial Commentary, Breech, Posterior, and a Deflexed Head! An Active Birth Solution?
Is planned vaginal delivery for breech presentation at term still an option? Results of an observational prospective survey in France and Belgium.
Birthing Instincts with Dr. Stu - Home birth with an obstetrician, Dr. Stuart Fischbein. Blog, video, resources.
Mode of delivery and term breech presentation in the PREMODA cohort Abstract - in English, article in French. J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2004 Feb;33(1 Suppl):S37-44
Is planned vaginal delivery for breech presentation at term still an option? - Results of an observational prospective survey in France and Belgium
The risks of planned vaginal breech delivery versus planned Caesarean section for term breech birth - a meta-analysis including observational studies by Y Berhan and A Haileamlak (2015)
Review - The case for and against vaginal breech delivery, by Charlotte L Deans and Zoe Penn
Cephalic version by moxibustion for breech presentation - Coyle ME1, Smith CA, Peat B., School of Nursing and Midwifery,Monash University,Churchill, Australia Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012
Cephalic version by postural management for breech presentation - First published: October 17, 2012
Acupuncture Research - Debra Betts
Acupuncture and Acupressure in Pregnancy and Childbirth - Debra Betts
Spinning Babies - midwife Gail Tully
Practice Guidelines for Breech - Canadian SCOG
Practice Guidelines - AOM Ontario
Practice Guidelines CPGs vs Protocols - AOM Ontario
More Breech Confusion: Dr Stuart Fischbein
Heads Up! The disappearing art of breech delivery: Dr Stuart Fischbein
There are many videos on breech birth online. We strongly encourage you to watch as many as you can so you can begin to “know normal” and see how breech works as well as when it is time to intervene.
Breech Water Birth at Home
This is a midwife attended breech at home in New Zealand where breech is considered normal out of hospital. The midwife patiently waits for the delivery of the head. Great learning video