How safe are vaginal breech births?


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  1. ANGUS RAE

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
    I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE REASONS FOR AND POSSIBLE REVERSAL OF THE SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS.

  2. Céline Ouellette

    Obstetricians are not the ones best suited to determine what other professionals (midwives) can do. The College of Midwives of Ontario has already made breeches, twins and VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean) part of midwives’ scope of practice. Hospitals’ decisions to arbitrarily to limit midwives’ scope of practice is unethical and against the principles of evidence-informed care, informed choice and patient-centred care — values that the hospitals purport to uphold. Where access to midwifery care is being limited, we encourage midwifery clients and members of the public to contact their local hospitals and call for an Ethical review of hospitals’ practices in limiting patients’ access to midwives’ full scope of practice.

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