Our research showed that women were very interested in experiential accounts of breech births
and spent a lot of time viewing online forums, but they were aware that people post horror stories on forums and they didn't know how much to trust the information.
Norwich-based Shawn Walker, a leading specialist midwife in breech births
, was a guest speaker.
The study included all singleton vaginal breech births
from 1 January to 30 June 2010 of babies weighing [greater than or equal to]800 g, alive at onset of the second stage of labour, and without severe congenital anomaly.
Chris Dyke, connectivity director at Medilink, said the mannequins can be controlled from elsewhere or be programmed to react automatically and have been used, for example, to train doctors for breech births
The evidence for hypnobirthing says there's a lot less medical intervention; fewer breech births
and the time you're in labour is shorter - on the whole it's just more relaxed and a pleasant experience.
At Queen Elizabeth's maternity unit in 2008 there were 1,999 births, which can be broken down into 1,346 natural births, 199 elective caesareans, 227 emergency caesareans, 80 forceps deliveries, 134 ventouse (vacuum device) deliveries and 13 breech births
As she grows into adulthood, Dora becomes Miss Babineau's apprentice, and together the pair help the women of Scots Bay in Nova Scotia through infertility, difficult labor, breech births
, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling marriages, according to the author's Web site.
According to the latest statistics from NSW Health, John Hunter Hospital is now the leading maternity unit in Australia for natural breech births
We do get occasional 999 calls for births, but breech births
are thankfully much rarer.
The majority of home births, including vaginal breech births
, have positive outcomes - healthy moms, healthy babies.
A paper published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) sets out the instances when vaginal breech births
could be offered, instead of c-sections.
The workshop presenter noted this occurs probably once in every five hundred breech births
when cephalo-pelvic disproportion has been excluded (Menticoglou, 2006).
One of the doctors explained the different types of breech positions and the risks associated with breech births
and with external version.
His findings were highly critical of two independent midwives who handled the breech births
I helped to equip them with what they needed to deal with a variety of emergencies, such as what to do if the baby gets its shoulders stuck, forceps deliveries, breech births
, haemorrhaging and resuscitation techniques," said the former midwife.