Friday, June 19, 2009

Lamaze on Canada's breech news

Amy Romano wrote a brief bit yesterday in her Lamaze Science and Sensibility blog about the history of Canada's change to support vaginal breech birth from the Term Breech Trial to this month's decision by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
You can get a copy of the SOGC breech guidelines there. Learn more about Amy Romano

Henci Goer wrote When Research is Flawed:
Planned Vaginal Birth versus Elective Cesarean
for Breech Presentation

Learn more about Henci Goer

Henci's commentary is on what's called the Term Breech Trial: Hannah, M. E., Hannah, W. J., Hewson, S. A., Hodnett, E. D., Saigal, S., & Willan, A. R. (2000). Planned caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for breech presentation at term: A randomised multicentre trial. Term breech trial collaborative group. Lancet, 356(9239), 1375-1383. [Abstract]

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