Vaginal Breech Birth – 3 Times — 060

Jun 4

In this exciting episode, Jessica Gray describes her four births, three of which were vaginal breech births! Her bicornuate uterus, which is in the shape of a heart, is a hereditary trait that makes it less likely a baby will be able to change position later in pregnancy. By trusting herself and her body, she has given birth in hospitals, a birthing center and at home.

Her story highlights the importance of a positive mindset during the birth experience and how a doctor/midwife can empower a birthing mother by allowing her to trust her body and intuition. Her goal is to educate and inform others by spreading the word about breech birth and other normal variations of birth that have become somewhat taboo in the world of birth providers.

Jessica is passionate about making sure that people know there are still doctors and midwives who are experienced and comfortable with breech birth… you just may have to search!  She also tries to help people find local breech-friendly providers when able through social media channels.

Her joy and passion are contagious and this was such a fun conversation to have and share.

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In This Episode:

  • What it means to have a bicornuate uterus

  • Having a child outside of her home country

  • How she was the first vaginal, breech birth in Canada after a new law allowed for it

  • How a doctor can empower a birthing woman

  • How having a positive mindset changes the game when delivering a breech baby

  • A hands-off breech delivery at a hospital, a birth center and at home

  • How to normalize the variations of birthing experience

  • Giving a birthing mother options other than a Cesarean

  • Getting comfortable with changing care providers during pregnancy

  • How to get a free one-month trial of guided meditations through Expectful

 


Show Notes:

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The Breech Book

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About Our Guest:

Jessica is a Canadian expat currently living in the Sunny South of the USA. Throughout the last decade she has experienced birth four times.  Three of those times have been natural breech babies.  Her personal experience with breech birth has led her to become an advocate for women and global encourager of other breech mamas.  Through social media, writing and speaking Jessica is passionate about bringing together a community of women who believe in their bodies and their babies.  She created #breechnation and leads a fast growing online community of mothers, professionals, practitioners, partners and others who believe in the message of breech birth being normal.   If you catch her with spare time, you will find her either writing books, eating guacamole or finger-painting with her four little history-makers: Abby, JD, Hope and Josh.  She is due this fall with number baby number 5.  Another little breech, perhaps?

 


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