Watch a short documentary about breech birth.
Here is a whole series of breech birth videos, showing how breech babies are born (graphic). There are a number of ways of ‘handling’ breech births represented, and a number of positions. You can start here if you are looking for educational videos. More below. Learn more about how breech birth works in the Breech Baby Handbook.
- Collection of cesarean and vaginal breech photos and stories. Some repeated below.
- A surprise breech home birth with a Frank breech. She describes feelings of her breech birth vs. vertex.(14:30)
(watch the actual birth)
- A collection of stories.
- Pictures of a footling birth (graphic).
- A family’s hypnobirthing footling breech cesarean video
- A planned breech cesarean, waited for labor to begin.
- A surrogate’s surprise breech water birth with a knot in the cord!
- Planned hospital vaginal breech-details of diagnosis and finding a doctor
- An active breech birth story.
- The birth story of a 12lb baby whose mama did her own external version (not recommended.)
- This article includes the story of a woman who transferred as the baby’s butt was coming out, was sectioned, and then next time gave birth to an 11lb footling at home.
- A footling home birth.
- An interview with breech hbac mom (two c/s for breech)
- Surprise breech birth.
- Breech baby beat mama to the ECV.
- A hospital breech birth (buttling) after all attempts to turn.
- A home birth turned footling cesarean.
- A great story of a buttling natural breech birth, beautiful pictures.
- Here is a story where the baby turns in labor.
- A footling with pics.
- External version story
- Gentle Cesarean Birth (not breech)
- A breech birth 3-part buttling story, stalled labor, 20hrs, hospital.
Here is a mom with 3 breech babies and their stories.
Having gone through 3 pregnancies with 3 breech babies & 3 very different birth stories/outcomes. “I have learned so much. With our first -Brooke Elizabeth -an undiagnosed breech that resulted in a C-section- I learned that things don’t always go the way we plan them & that sometimes things happen outside of our control. With our second, a natural breech VBAC of Brady James, I had to confront the fears & overcome the hurdles that I had experienced the first time with a cesarean birth. I realized that I could have a natural birth in the hospital. It was through Brady’s birth that I was able to heal from the trauma of Brooke’s birth. With my most recent birth, my footling breech (again natural) Blake Carter, I feel like there has been a welcome shift in the medical system in regards to breech birth. I hope that my personal birth experiences help to educate others about natural breech birth; that breech babies do not necessarily equal a C-section & that women have the ability to ask for a second opinion or find a caregiver that will assist in a natural birth; that women should feel empowered in their birth choices/experience & should trust in their inner strength and natural ability. Natural breech birth can be done & can be a wonderfully amazing & beautiful birth experience!!