im 34+ weeks pregnant and baby is breech at the mo...my last 2 pregnancies the babys were breech, 1 had to be turned at 37 weeks and the other turned himself at 36 weeks. this time my dr has offered me 3 options if the baby hasnt turned by 37 weeks, a vaginal birth, c section or ecv...
just wondering if anyone has had a breech vaginal birth and how it was for them?
Whilst a CS may be needed for some breech positions, breech is just a variation of normal. The problem is it became presumed a while ago that breech = needed a CS, so it has become less common, though over the last few years a movement has started to reintroduce the encouragement of breech VB. There are some lovely breech vaginal delivery videos on youtube as well.
I can't comment from personal experience but was talking to a lady in her 70's the other day who had 4 breech babies, in her day there were no scans etc and she had no problems at all, home births with no pain relief.
I have a friend who lives in Shropshire and had a vaginal breech birth this year, said her hospital are well known for allowing them I think it may be Shrewsbury hospital but not sure. Had not heard of the nhs allowing it before she had her ds.
Not breech exactly, but I had a vaginal birth with my daughter, and she was born with her feet up by her face. The Midwives/Doctors weren't aware of the situation until her head was out so by then it was too late for a C-section.
She had to be assisted with the ventouse, but she was perfectly healthy (if a little mangled in the legs!) I had a episiotomy but was fine after birth.
It's entirely possible, made much easier if everyone looking after you is aware of the situation.