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May 10th, 2010, 10:25 AM
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I definitely agree about all the methods to try and turn the baby...though I'm iffy on the external version...those sometimes put a LOT of stress on the baby and they always want to induce immediately. I think some babies pick an odd position because that is the safest position for them. My ds2 was posterior, from about 18 weeks on. I tried to help him move, but he just didn't. In the end, I think God nudged me to the realization that posterior was best for him. I make short cords, and I didn't want to jeopardize his safety by forcing a move on him, so I left him and decided if he moved, great, if not fine.

The thing about breech that I think really freaks practicioners out is that it's mostly a hands-off birth. NO tugging, no twisting, no moving the baby as it's born. Really, the best way is for the practicioner to just support the baby's weight as s/he is coming out....and that lack of involvement is an issue for many. At least that's how it seems to me.
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