Mum shares video of her unassisted breech birth.
Tasha Maile shared the video on her youtube channel of her son Soul’s breech birth.
“My Journey with Soul’s Birth. HOW MAGICAL IT WAS! I wanted to share this video to help women remember who we truly are and what we are capable of, not only that but how perfect birthing is and how perfect our bodies are and how intelligent the whole entire process of being pregnant, creating a baby and birthing a baby IS.
We need to bring back joy, love and trust into this process, it is so amazing AS IS, without unnecessary intervention. And yes unnecessary.
Please be open to learning/ remembering our truth. I am no more special then YOU are, I have just woken up and remembered my own truth and power. Children are asking to come into this beautiful beautiful world peacefully, trauma free. And contrary to what we have been told… birthing in a hospital and all of our emotions and thoughts and fears DO affect babies in quite a negative way. I hope to shed some light on this and inspire you to create a peaceful amazing birth that you and your baby deserve!”
You can see Tasha swimming in the ocean in Hawaii during her first stages of labour. She then goes to the Whale song sanctuary retreat, just five minutes from the beach and delivers her baby boy in the bath tub while the showering is running.
Tasha explains the most important thing to do for a breech birth is to be guided by your body and let it all happen naturally.
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Breech births occur in approximately 1 out of 25 full-term births.
Most health care providers do not believe in attempting a vaginal delivery for a breech position. However, some will delay making a final decision until the woman is in labour.
The following conditions are considered necessary in order to attempt a vaginal birth:
•The baby is full-term and in the frank breech presentation
•The baby does not show signs of distress while its heart rate is closely monitored.
•The process of labour is smooth and steady with the cervix widening as the baby descends.
•The health care provider estimates that the baby is not too big or the mother’s pelvis too narrow for the baby to pass safely through the birth canal.
•Anaesthesia is available and a caesarean delivery possible on short notice
What are the risks and complications of a vaginal delivery?
In a breech birth, the baby’s head is the last part of its body to emerge making it more difficult to ease it through the birth canal. Sometimes forceps are used to guide the baby’s head out of the birth canal. Another potential problem is cord prolapse.
In this situation the umbilical cord is squeezed as the baby moves toward the birth canal, thus slowing the baby’s supply of oxygen and blood. In a vaginal breech delivery, electronic foetal monitoring will be used to monitor the baby’s heartbeat throughout the course of labour. A caesarean delivery may be an option if signs develop that the baby may be in distress.
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