Re-engaging with vaginal breech birth: A philosophical discussion

Sanders, Ruth ORCID: and Steele, Dianne (2014) Re-engaging with vaginal breech birth: A philosophical discussion. British Journal of Midwifery, 22 (5). pp. 326-331. ISSN 0969-4900

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The philosophical debate as to whether midwives are equipped to support women requesting vaginal breech birth continues, yet midwives are deemed able to conduct a vaginal breech birth in an ‘emergency’ scenario. The International Breech Birth Conference (2012) prompted the discussion of how midwives can revisit the facilitation of vaginal breech birth as a normal birth phenomenon in the post-Term Breech Trial era. The conference delegates concluded that vaginal breech birth is indeed a safe option with strict criteria and experienced practitioners in place. However, a cultural shift is required in the midwifery community to re-skill and reinvigorate vaginal breech practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: breech birth ,midwife
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 12:30
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 00:16

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