“Practical insight into upright breech birth from birth videos: a structured analysis” is now available on-line! (Reitter, Halliday and Walker, 2020, Birth – https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12480) This paper represents a few years of hard work by Anke Reitter, me and our Research Assistant, Alexandra Halliday. It contains insights into birth timings and the mechanisms as observed in upright […]
Is the appearance of nuchal cord on ultrasound a contraindication to a vaginal breech birth? What evidence is available to guide practice?
Vaginal breech birth (VBB) is a controversial area of research, in an area of high obstetric litigation. Understandably, people are wary of introducing changes in practice that could expose them, mothers or babies to additional risks. Our research team responds frequently to questions and challenges about our approach, how it aligns with national guidance, and […]
Update 17 March: This was our final submission. You are invited to an open discussion about the Draft of the new NICE Antenatal Care Guideline. Breech Birth Network would like to collect the views of families who have experienced a breech presentation at term and care providers on the draft guidance. The NICE Antenatal Care […]
Breech Birth Network provides training to over 1000 health care professionals every year, throughout the UK and internationally. Our Physiological Breech Birth training is underpinned by the largest evidence base underpinning any available breech training programme. This includes research into: the normal parameters of progress and mechanisms of breech births; standards for professionals who attend […]
Breech clinical teaching teams deliver the only intervention associated in a randomised trial with an improvement in neonatal outcomes: the presence of a skilled and experienced practitioner.
Upcoming study days delivered throughout the United Kingdom. Upcoming study days delivered in French language. Overview We provide multi-disciplinary professional study days featuring core clinical skills and current research. This course is hosted annually by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Our trainers can provide the same course for staff within your hospital. Designed for […]
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Breech teams: Defining clear, evidence-based proficiency criteria for those attending physiological breech births helps mitigate the potential risks to do with the way vaginal breech births are supported organisationally, rather than physiological breech birth itself.
A Breech Clinical Teaching Team (‘Breech Team’) is a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians within a maternity care team who are proficient in facilitating physiological breech births, leading on breech training within the institution and attending vaginal breech births regularly in their clinical teaching role.