Over and over again, in my research and in personal conversations, I hear how important videos are to health professionals who are self-educating themselves about breech birth. I am still exploring the role of video as a learning tool, but they seem to assist professionals to develop pattern recognition abilities, and enable discussions about clinical decision-making. By watching and talking through what happens in birth videos, these skills can be practiced before they are required in a real-life context.
Here is a list of publicly available on-line videos for health professionals to watch when preparing to attend a breech birth, or to periodically update. Some of them may be close to your idea of ‘ideal,’ and some of them may present a different perspective, or an opportunity for discussion. All of them offer learning opportunity.
- Identify key movements and rotations in the mechanism of breech birth
- Consider and discuss what prompted intervention, if the video includes intervention
- What would you do?
You can link to the original posting of the YouTube videos by clicking “View on YouTube” in the bottom right hand corner of the viewer.
Birth Video of a Breech Baby – Lisa Barrett’s Blog
Frank Breech Birth Video – Lisa Barrett’s Blog
Frank Breech Home Birth – Spinning Babies Blog, with Gail Tully
Thank you to the very brave and generous mothers, fathers, midwives and doctors who have shared these videos so that others can learn about breech birth.
If you have posted a video of your breech birth, and would like to share that with others, please do include a link in the comments below. Alternatively, if you would like it to be used only in secure circumstances, you can e-mail to discuss using the link below.