The Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) has announced that OBs should no longer perform automatic c-sections for breech presentations! And they have planned a nationwide training program to equip physicians in safely assisting at breech births. Whoa. I hope ACOG is paying attention.
Some excerpts from The Globe and Mail’s C-Section not best option for breech birth:
“Our primary purpose is to offer choice to women,” said André Lalonde, executive vice-president of the SOGC.
“More women are feeling disappointed when there is no one who is trained to assist in breech vaginal delivery,” he adds.
The new approach was prompted by a reassessment of earlier trials. It now appears that there is no difference in complication rates between vaginal and cesarean section deliveries in the case of breech births