The Dilemma of Breech birth - a discussion in 3 parts... stayed tuned! Part 3 - Knowing one's options

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What would a solution to the breech-birth dilemma that benefits everyone look like, and what challenges would it present?

Dr. Fischbein explained at a breech-birth conference of professional birthers in Los Angeles in June that parents have to know there are options. They are not offered options because obstetricians/gynecologists do not have the training and the skills for a breech birthing other than a C-section in a hospital setting.

The clear conclusion was the need and necessity to bridge the immense gap of these two choices and the present gap in our system. Neither choice is ideal.

As it stands today, parents have only two choices: to deliver at home naturally with a midwife, without the backup of the doctor and a facility to make it safe for the high-risk delivery, or to deliver in a hospital, which demands intrusive surgery.

Empowering parents to request obstetrics to incorporate the knowledge of midwifery skills will truly offer parents and children the best of both worlds—a natural childbirth guided by the need and wisdom of the individual, within the context of the most well-equipped facility to back up a potentially dangerous situation.

A birth professional at the event stated that she didn’t even know that it was lawful to give birth vaginally to a breech baby in a hospital. She thought 

What would a solution to the breech-birth dilemma that benefits everyone look like, and what challenges would it present?

Dr. Fischbein explained at a breech-birth conference of professional birthers in Los Angeles in June that parents have to know there are options. They are not offered options because obstetricians/gynecologists do not have the training and the skills for a breech birthing other than a C-section in a hospital setting.

The clear conclusion was the need and necessity to bridge the immense gap of these two choices and the present gap in our system. Neither choice is ideal.

As it stands today, parents have only two choices: to deliver at home naturally with a midwife, without the backup of the doctor and a facility to make it safe for the high-risk delivery, or to deliver in a hospital, which demands intrusive surgery.

Empowering parents to request obstetrics to incorporate the knowledge of midwifery skills will truly offer parents and children the best of both worlds—a natural childbirth guided by the need and wisdom of the individual, within the context of the most well-equipped facility to back up a potentially dangerous situation.

A birth professional at the event stated that she didn’t even know that it was lawful to give birth vaginally to a breech baby in a hospital. She thought...

 

 

Tags: Breech, Home, Hospital, Natural, birth, c-section, caesarian, options, risks

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