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read this!    Even celebrities are now seeking Dr.s who have not lost the ability to safely deliver a  breech baby naturally. I was blessed to find a midwife who had done many breech births so when we found out late in the day that my 4th child was breech, we just handled it. It was hard but she was skilled and confident and her assistant Nancy  ( an obstetrical nurse ) was brilliant.

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This is a problem that has been having enormous consequenses on American families. In my experience families are conditioned to believe that whatever the hospital and Dr. say is the best option, which MAY be true if you are having a “high risk” pregnancy and delivery, but is probably NOT true for the vast majority of normal births. This is because normal birth varies widely in terms of how much time it takes fron the beginning of labor and the birth of a baby. Dr.s and Hospitals just don’t want to wait that long and have become dependant on various drugs and technologies to ” speed things along” What actually happens is it snarls things up and the cascade of interventions result in a C- section. In fact most c sections are a result of ” failure to progress” after an induction.  Read all about it here

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This is amazing…  we are SO much more than we know. This bond between mothers and babies is astonishing and so deeply rewarding to those mom’s who have to time to spend with their babies daily…

Here is the article, thanks to Joy In Birthing for the link.

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