Awhile ago, I interviewed Elina Patler from Astoria, NYC about her vaginal twin breech birth. Here are the girls, Mari and Mila, at birth. Thanks so much for sharing your story! Tell us a little about your pregnancy. I got pregnant in June 2014, and was totally surprised when I found out I was […]
What Does A Breech Birth Cost?
Jessica and Chris planned a home birth in New York City. Their midwife was going to cost $6,750 out of pocket. Then they determined that the baby was breech. The midwife had never attended a breech birth and was reluctant. The doctor in NYC who attends vaginal breech birth charges $15,000+ and doesn’t take insurance. [...]
From Trial to Triumph: Breech Week
Welcome to the first annual, international Breech Week! I’ll have some great guest posts and interviews on Better Birth blog this week and you can find people representing breech interests all over the internet with hashtag #breechweek. Why do we need Breech Week? From whence did this strange practice originate? What can Breech Week do […]
Surprise Breech Homebirth: Mom grapples with consequences
I am pleased to have a new birth story for the blog, a surprise breech homebirth! Judah’s mom shares with us her difficult first pregnancy and a birth experience out of her control, her realization that doctors are fallible, and her decision to birth at home. I’m thankful she felt comfortable sharing her birth story and writing […]
Permission to Use My Vagina, Please?
My good friend, who doesn't even know I exist, is vaginal breech birth activist Robin Guy. She was musing over the sad state of affairs we have with vaginal breech birth when she said, "Why is it that I need someone's permission to use my vagina on this one day?" Robin was talking about her [...]