16 responses to “Breech – homebirth is my only option”

  1. Juniper

    duh! tried to tweet this message (hence it’s brevity), but realised it wouldn’t work cause you don’t follow me LOL!

    what a lovely, positive breech story. I had an undiagnosed breech homebirth and was so happy my carers were experienced.

    so frustrating that women are led to believe there is no other choice than c/section when diagnosed breech :(

  2. kate

    Awesome story…good on you for sticking with your instincts!

  3. Rose

    I LOVE breech Birth!!!
    Thankyou for sharing oyur lovely story.

    We are so fortunate to have you Lisa. xoxoxoxoxo

  4. babz

    old midwife here saying bravo.

  5. Tamara

    Your birth story is so touching. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. We were also blessed to have a natural breech birth at home with our mid wife in Queensland, 5 days before the Scheduled C-Day, very similar to your self. We are so blessed to have so many ‘angels’ working quietly as doulas and midwives through out our beautiful country. Thank you for your story! Thank you for doulas and midwifes!

  6. Kathryn Williams

    Gorgeous! What a great story, you will surely inspire other women. Thank you for sharing. What an amazing women you are to trust your body and search for the birth you wanted before it was too late – congratulations. Kat

  7. suzie farley

    i have just returned from visiting a friend who has just been “rescued” from a natural birth by c-section, bcause her baby was breech, i cried and cried and cried, and then got on the internet to sooth my hurt by listening to all the women who DO atctually get resued…….. from having their babies ripped out of them needlessly.
    Lisa saved me too, from more hospital nightmares than i ever even told her about, she was to busy putting me in a safe place to wory about why i was needing her care
    thank you, and i look forward to hearing about all the other safe, steady and natural births you get to witness.

  8. Janet

    Thank you for sharing your lovely birth story! And thank you for adding to the voices critiquing our appalling maternity system. Too few people in Australia realise we have such massive problems with women having no say about whether or not major abdominal surgery is performed on them and their babies.

  9. Carina

    What a lovely story. It always amazes me that caesarean sections are classified into two categories, either elective of emergency. A breech in the hospital system is referred to as ‘an elective section for breech’. It’s not elective when their is no other choice offered.

  10. carina

    Sorry….typos in the last post : )
    What a lovely story. It always amazes me that caesarean sections are classified into two categories, either elective or emergency. A breech in the hospital system is referred to as ‘an elective section for breech’. It’s not elective when there is no other choice offered.

  11. marilyn

    Thank you for posting this beautiful story! What a strong mama to follow your heart and instincts! As another woman posted, I had an undiagnosed breech birth at home and am SO UNBELIEVABLY THANKFUL for the amazing midwife that attended me! If I’d had any other care provider (home, birth center or hospital), I most certainly would have had a c-section.

  12. Gabrielle

    Such an Amazing story, I live in QLD, and emailed Lisa for advise, for which she was happy to give. I too had a Homebirth breech (after C/S)..we need support from each other, and we are so lucky to have blogs like this to keep our spirits up and to know that ..”yes, we can”!

  13. Diamonette

    I am sort of interested in the idea of home-birth but I am also terrified if something goes wrong. How do I know if it will be suitable? What happens if the baby is too big and gets stuck? What about twins? Prematurity and pre-eclampsia runs in our family and my brother needed to be in a humicrib for two months. It is still possible to give birth at home in these situations? Are the risks the same if I go ahead?

  14. Diamonette

    I have a research background. Do you have any current references about perinatal and maternity mortality ratios for births in hospital versus home birth (only for Western countries because I would assume that things would be a lot different in the Third World anyway). Do other factors change this e.g. breech, twins?