Supporting the OptiBreech Teams

This Monday, we held a training day at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, to support the Imperial OptiBreech Team, led by Consultant Obstetrician Sabrina Das.

OptiBreech Just Giving Page

We will be donating 10% of any revenue obtained from this and all future study days to the OptiBreech Just Giving page, which is raising money to provide sites with extra support so that team members can continue to be on-call for women planning a vaginal breech birth.

We would be incredibly grateful if you would join us in this support by donating if you can and sharing the link with your social networks.

Below is some recent research to demonstrate how we are helping to make breech services better and safer for all families:

First OptiBreech results poster! Walker, S., Dasgupta, T., Hunter, S., Reid, S., Shennan, A., Sandall, J., Davies, S., 2022. Preparing for the OptiBreech Trial: a mixed methods implementation and feasibility study. BJOG An Int. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 129, 70.

Spillane E, Walker S, McCourt C, 2022. Optimal time intervals for vaginal breech births: a case-control study. NIHR Open Res. 2, 45.

Walker S, Dasgupta T, Halliday A, Reitter A, 2021. Development of a core outcome set for effectiveness studies of breech birth at term (Breech-COS): A systematic review on variations in outcome reporting. Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. 263, 117–126.

3 thoughts on “Supporting the OptiBreech Teams

  1. Jess Bennet

    I am 37 weeks and 6 days. My son is in the breech position and an ECV distressed him and lowered his heart rate for a more considerable amount of time than predicted.
    It is highly likely the cord is around his neck and stopping him being head down.
    I am still desperate to avoid a c-section but am concerned that the staff are not as well trained in breech delivery and if something were to go wrong it would be hard to live with.
    Is there anything you could advise?

    1. midwifeshawn Post author

      Apologies Jess. These replies aren’t monitored on a daily basis, so I suspect this reply is too late. For anyone looking for support, we recommend getting in touch with the Breech Lead at your nearest participating OptiBreech site. I hope all is well with you and your baby.



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