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Understanding the Mechanisms as the Key to Safe Breech Birth

by Shawn Walker, RM, PhD
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Handout: Yes

A majority of physiological breech births unfold according to a recognisable pattern of movements as the fetus spirals through the maternal pelvis. Protecting and supporting this optimal process is the basis of physiological breech birth practice. Understanding how and why these movements occur, and how to recognise when a deviation has occurred, is key to determining how and when to intervene in a potentially dangerous situation. This presentation will help you become thoroughly familiar with the optimal process, and explain why understanding the normal mechanisms can facilitate resolution when head entrapment occurs.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Demonstrate the mechanisms of optimal breech birth
Objective 2: Explain why knowledge of the mechanisms are key to safe practice
Objective 3: Determine the level of the pelvis at which head entrapment has

Categories: Breech Birth,