Breech Vaginal Birth

Over time caesarean section has been the main method of delivering breech babies.  However for certain types of breeches (frank) and with an experienced obstetrician and labour ward team vaginal breech delivery remains a safe option.

Certain criteria need to be met to make the delivery safe.  Seventy percent of breech presentations may attempt a vaginal birth and as many as eighty percent of this group will be successful depending mainly  if the mother is a first time or second time mother.