Is your baby breech? Do you have a history of having your babies present breech? Navigating the world of breech babies can be difficult in our culture and finding opportunities for informed choice may be even harder.
The path to informed choice can be overwhelming and frustrating. Here are a few suggestions to guide you:
- Do your research and educate yourself- know your options. Learn about breech. Learn the benefits and risks of each birth option: vaginal breech birth or cesarean. Develop a plan and contingency plan for birth.
- Ask for a referral to a skilled provider (from more than one source, if needed). Ask questions. Get a second opinion. If you cannot find a supportive and skilled provider in your area, you are not alone. You may want to consider traveling to a midwife or obstetrician to find the support you need. Find community to support you and your decision making.
- Seek out resources in the community to build a supportive birth team. Resources for turning a breech baby. Supportive providers (e.g., midwives, doulas, chiropractors, acupuncturists, etc.).
- Read stories and watch videos that normalize breech birth.