I haven’t posted this week because I’ve been wrapped up in having midwife Lisa Barrett as a visitor to Canada. If you’re not familiar with Lisa’s work, visit her blog from Australia at
Lisa presented a workshop on breech birth for midwives and other birth workers last Tuesday and it was an excellent review with new food for thought. She showed a breech birth video and, then, broke the video down into still photos to show the progress of the naturally birthed breech baby coming through the diameters of the pelvis in the most efficient way possible. In addition, there was helpful information on why some babies present breech, how to open up the pelvis with a rebozo and how to prevent problems such as entrapped arms and premature respiration.
Here’s a little video of one of the many stories that Lisa shared with us here in Vancouver, B.C.: