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How safe are vaginal breech births?

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  • david woznica MD says:

    Daviss is correct – the reassessment study of select Term Breech trial centers supported that your baby will die or suffer morbidity at the time of birth, not two years later. To say that “further research muddies the waters” is grossly incorrect. Nothing on this page supports the use of vaginal delivery in breech position with any strength of research, unless you want to triple the chance of the baby dying. Observational studies do not compare to a randomized controlled trial.

  • Céline Ouellette says:

    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.

  • ANGUS RAE says:

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

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Vanessa Milne

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Vanessa is a freelance health journalist and a form staff writer with Healthy Debate

Maureen Taylor

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Maureen Taylor is a Physician Assistant who worked as a medical journalist and television reporter for the CBC for two decades.

Sachin Pendharkar

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Sachin Pendharkar is a respiratory and sleep doctor and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.

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