|Home breech birth photo series|
This is series of photographs recording a breech birth at home, attended by Elke Heckel and Jaqui Tomkins with the marvellous support of Jane Evans.
These photos are here to inspire - please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The copyright for these photos remains with the London Birth Practice - do not use them without our explicit permission.
Do attend a "Sharing the Skills - Day at the Breech" so you can learn what to do if a breech needs help.
Times are GMT and the camera clock was out by 5 mins.
Getting hot - Hilary has put more cushions on the bean bag.
What is this? - A foot.
A knee and shin are emerging.
The foot we saw earlier is out.
Note: good colour and tone.
The flexed second leg and bottom are coming next.
Shoulders in the oblique diameter - baby not fully rotated.
Full rotation has happened - one arm is out.
Second arm: juicy cord, good colour and good tone!
Baby flexing arms and legs to flex head (4 times)
Midwife aids flexion and notes nuchal cord.
Hilary brings her pelvis back and baby's head is born easily.
Unwrapping the cord - twice. Note the stretched cord.
Cord refilling, baby good colour.
Baby positioned for bag&mask - starts crying - no resuscitation needed.
Note: cord blood makes its way to the baby.
Hilary greets her baby - 2 mins old.
Cord has refilled!
The first feed - Richard gazes at his new daughter.
Clockwise starting with Hilary, Jacqui Tomkins, Hilary's mum, Jane Evans and Stella the lovely baby!
Richard cuts the cord after it stopped pulsating.
What a long cord and a heart shaped placenta!