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Rixa Freeze
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When the birth doesn't go as planned--a manager's perspective
Andrea Galimberti, Clinical Director of Obstetrics Paula Schofield, Nurse Director and Head of Midwifery Sheffield Teaching Hospitals North of England Breech Conference, Sheffield Day 2 Rixa's note: This presentation addressed many processes and structures ...

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Gail Tully: Breech Complications Illustrated
Gail Tully Breech Complications Illustrated (particularly rotation and descent) North of England Breech Conference, Sheffield Day 2 Gail Tully is a midwife in Minnesota and founder of Spinning Babies . She expressed her gratitude for being here today and sa...

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Anita Hedditch: The Oxford breech service
Anita Hedditch The Oxford Breech Service North of England Breech Conference, Sheffield Day 2 This is the first of 3 hospitals presenting about starting a vaginal breech service. The other hospitals include The Jessop Wing in Sheffield and Sachsenhausen Hosp...

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My letter to DeKalb Medical regarding their reaction to a breech twin birth
Last week, DeKalb Medical revoked See Baby Midwifery's privileges after Dr. Bootstaylor attended the birth of breech-breech twins. The parents of the twins-both born with excellent Apgar scores- wrote a letter this week attesting to the quality of their c...

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Andrea Galimberti: Day 2 opening address
Andrea Galimberti Chair opening address North of England Breech Conference, Sheffield Day 2 Dr. Andrea Galimberti is the Clinical Director & Consultant OB at the Jessop Wing in Sheffield. Sally Freeman, a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, intr...

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Jane Evans: A day at the breech
Jane Evans A day at the breech North of England Breech Conference, Sheffield Day 1 Jane Evans has presented at several breech conferences around the world. I highly recommend reviewing at her presentations at those conferences:  Mechanisms of Breech Birth  ...

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Obstetric blinders: Overlooking the obvious solution to breech because "modern" women do not birth upright
With my nose deep in old articles about breech, I came across this gem: In 1970, two English obstetricians described the Bracht maneuver for an article in the ANZJOG . Note this section immediately following the mechanisms of assisted breech delivery and pr...

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Italy day 5: Lucca
I had never heard of Lucca before my mom helped us plan our trip to Italy. She has friends who live nearby, so they met us there for the day. Lucca was amazing! It's a large medieval city completely surrounded by the original walls. My experiences with wall...

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Italy day 4: Pisa
After 3 full days of hiking in Cinque Terre, it was nice--and strange--to have a lazy day walking around town. The leaning tower of Pisa was magnificent. It's hard to imagine how big and tipsy it is until you see it in person. There were thousands of touris...

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Cinque Terre day 3: Manarola to Riomaggiore
Ivy woke up with a high fever. But fevers do not keep the Freezes from hiking! I put her in the Ergo and she snuggled in, singing to me the entire hike. Getting to Manarola was an adventure. The first road we took ended with a sign saying "Road closed--risk...
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