This is a reminder that Breech Babies are Just a Variation of Normal!
“I had my beautiful baby girl at 12:27am on the 1st October 2015! Exactly 1 week early!
Mary Willow O’Neill had been breech the whole pregnancy and my obstetrician told me a c section was my only option. I was aiming for a natural, drug free HypnoBirthing my whole pregnancy so this was a big spanner in our birthing plan.
I decided on Tuesday (29/9/2015), to be referred to King eddies (Perth) to an obstetrician who was pro natural breech births. I had a booked appointment to see him on Wednesday at 5:30pm to go through information, pros cons etc.
Well obviously baby was happy with me making this choice because before I could even make my appointment, I started having surges. I went straight to King eddies at about 5:30pm and was only 1cm dilated. I was in active labour by 8pm (4cm) and had our little miss breech, 4 half hours later!
We had the exact birth we wanted, no pain relief, beautiful music playing, had essential oils diffusing and I had no tearing or stitches – only had a graze. I couldn’t have done it without Helena Hentz from Dreambirth, and the support of my amazing husband and sister!
If anyone is in Perth and is struggling with their breech pregnancy or what to do, I am happy to share my experience and all things I tried to help her turn (she was just not interested).”
Jacqueline – mum of Mary – naturally born breech baby girl (October 2015)
Helena Hentz is one of our wonderful HypnoBirthing Practitioners in Perth, WA. Helena is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and is affiliated with Childbirth International, HypnoBirthing Institute, International Association of Infant Massage, Australian Doula’s and the Community Midwifery WA Perinatal Support Project for refugee women and migrants.