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Demand Skilled Providers

Feeling frustrated about lack of skilled breech birth provider options here in San Diego?  Feeling inspired to speak up and demand better care?  Then follow these links to contact your provider, hospital, or insurance provider:


File a Complaint ToolkitIB LA Rally 2016

Unhappy With Your Maternity Care?  File a Complaint!

California state information for Filing a Medical Complaint.

File an Insurance Complaint

Sample Letter to Hospital concerning lack of breech birth skills and choices for childbirth.

Sample Letter to Insurance concerning lack of provider options and request for referral to and coverage for skilled breech birth provider.


Join California Families for Access to Midwives (CFAM) and learn how you can advocate safe, affordable, and healthy birth options.


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Photo: Dawn Thompson,

Photo: Dawn Thompson,

New Study: Facilitating Vaginal Breech Birth in Hospital Settings
I am excited to announce my latest research project: examining what helps and what hinders vaginal breech birth in American hospitals.

I am actively recruiting hospital-based breech providers to participate in a 30-60 minute phone or Skype interview. This includes providers who have attended vaginal breeches within the past 10 years, even if they are no longer doing them today.

I am also hoping to study one or more maternity units that currently support the option of vaginal breech. Finally, I will be interviewing allied health care providers who have had some interaction with vaginal breech births (L&D nurses, anesthesiologists, and pediatricians).

If you would like to participate, or if you can recommend someone who might be interested, please contact me.


Physiological Breech Birth Training
August 20-22, 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
The Breech Birth Network is an international network of health professionals (midwives and doctors) who are sharing skills and experience to advance the practice of modern breech birth. We provide professional updates and study days, featuring core clinical skills and current research. We have a Facebook forum for professionals.

Heads Up- The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery (documentary)- Watch it today!

White Coat Black Art – Into the Breech
CBC Radio Interview with Betty-Anne Daviss
“There’s major fear around vaginal birth. And trying to undo it is really difficult when you’ve got an entire cohort of physicians who have not been trained to do it. And more have been trained to fear it.”

Photo: Dawn Thompson,

Photo: Dawn Thompson,