Category Archives: Birth

Raychel had planned to birth her fourth baby, Silas, at home. Only four days before her due date, she found out he was frank breech. There is a program at OHSU in Portland that allows vaginal breech deliveries, but she was running very low on time to switch providers. She also has a history of short […]

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Later today I will be posting the full series of photos along with more information about the vaginal breech birth I attended last August. For now, here is a small collage. Initially I wasn’t going to do it this way, but facebook decided to remove this collage, even though baby’s genitals are blurred and I […]

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It’s pretty rare to find a provider these days who is both experienced in breech vaginal birth, and willing and able to attend one. There are a few OBGYNs out there who will still do it, and there are definitely some midwives around, but for various reasons it has become fairly unheard of here in the United States. Most […]

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Just four days before she was due with her fourth and final baby, Raychel found out that he was frank breech. Luckily for her, her midwives are very experienced in breech birth, so even though it took her a day or so to get over the shock of it, she knew she would continue with her plans […]

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Janelle has two boys, both born premature. She experienced many miscarriages after having them, and had all but given up hope of ever having another baby. But then it happened! A little bean stuck, and she immediately hired me! She very much wanted to have a home birth, so she hired a midwife, but with […]

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