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08. Success of implementing exercises in turning breech babies and increasing normal vaginal birth rates @ Room 3, BBB
May 5 @ 05:00 – 05:50
08. Success of implementing exercises in turning breech babies and increasing normal vaginal birth rates @ Room 3, BBB

Speaker: Latha Balasundaram

Facilitator: Red Miller

Background: Fernandez Hospitals was introduced to a training in spinning babies approach as a part of maternity services in 2018 Methods: Retrospective analysis of data collected from 340 mothers from March of 2018 to December 2020. Results: 211(62%) babies turned into cephalic from breech and 117 (35%) babies continued to be in breech. Out of the 211 women , 111(53%) had normal vaginal births and 85(40%) had caesarean sections. Out of the 85 women who had LSCS, 35(41%) women opted elective cesarean section and 46 (54%) had a trial for vaginal birth but had an emergency cesarean section. Conclusion: We should offer exercises for body balance and optimal fetal positioning to help breech babies turn into cephalic enabling women to choose a trial for a normal vaginal birth and support informed choices



22. What about us? Women’s experiences of breech diagnosis @ Room 2 - BBB
May 5 @ 19:00 – 19:50
22. What about us? Women's experiences of breech diagnosis @ Room 2 - BBB

Speaker: Antonio Ignacio Sierra Garrocho

Facilitator: Eliza Segoni

Professional guidelines recommend midwives and obstetricians actively involve women and birthing people in making decisions about their care. To date, breech research has focused mainly on assessing the effectiveness of different management options, but little attention has been given to women’s feelings regarding breech presentation and management. This presentation will discuss the findings from a primary research undertaken by the author, which explores women’s experience of breech presentation and their perception of choice and support in making decisions with regards to breech management. In doing so, the author will provide an introduction, aims of the study and an overview of the research methods used for data analysis. The results from this research will be discussed within the context of women and birthing people’s rights in the UK.

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