Another risk factor for breech deliveries
, whether for twins or singletons, is head entrapment, the failure of the infant's cranium to negotiate the birth canal following its body.
Just over 1% of all vaginal births at CHBAH were singleton live breech deliveries
In Africa Hilda worked amongst tribes in the days before scans and sophisticated monitoring equipment where she experienced lots of twin and breech deliveries
which could be quite risky.
Unfortunately, a very poor quality study was published some time back that concluded that elective vaginal breech deliveries
should no longer be done (Lancet 2000;356:1375-83).
About 3% of babies born in Australia are delivered in the breech position and, with 50 vaginal breech deliveries
a year, John Hunter Hospital tops the state.
16, a number of Lane County women have written letters to the newspaper saying they had successful breech deliveries
attended by midwives at home.
After all, breech deliveries
, including feet-first, are considered dangerous.
Four other babies, in Gunma, Saitama, Nara and Tottori prefectures died between 1992 and 1999 due to the lack of professional medical workers to deal with breech deliveries
That is why breech deliveries
are best looked after in hospital.