Now that was amazing.... what a true testament to the power of a woman who wants the best for her baby!!
Brings back vivid memories of a baby I delivered several years ago. My partner said that the baby was vertex, but she was w-r-o-n-g. I went in and did a vagin*l exam on the woman and I felt two soft little test*cles instead of a hard head.
The entire delivery floor went into panic mode.... "AKKK!!! The midwife is going to deliver a breech!!! DANGER!! DANGER!!! Call the OB!! Get the OR ready for a stat c-section!!!"
However, the mother and I remained calm and in just a few gentle pushes, out slid a beautiful little boy, just as perfect as can be.
My attending obstetrician then showed up and politely asked me "What do you think you are doing?"
I honestly forgot what my reply was, but I was gently verbally reprimanded by him and the charge nurse. Like a good midwife, I took my licks and silently applauded myself for a job well done.
Breech births can be just as beautiful and natural as vertex ones.... if we let go of our fear and give the woman a chance to do what her body is fully capable of in the first place.