Breech Baby

If you are pregnant with a baby in the breech position, you may be feeling a little scared, trapped, alone and a myriad of other emotions that band together to cause stress and uncertainty in this situation.

I know how you feel because I have been there.  My fourth pregnancy was my most emotional because I found out at 30 weeks that my baby was in a frank breech position.

Now that I have climbed that mountain in my life, I would love to lend a helping hand to other ladies and families that are going through the same situation.  I sincerely want to be a help and an encouragement to anyone that needs it – in any way that I can.  I hope the information on these pages helps you come to a decision that will bring about the best outcome for both you and your baby.

My Story

Be Cautious

Techniques For Turning A Breech Baby


How To Choose a Doctor

The Law In Your Area

One of the first questions I had when I was pregnant with my breech baby was in regard to the law and exactly what it said regarding my rights as a pregnant woman.  Most of the legal jargon has to do with midwifery – if you plan to use the services of a midwife, whether in your own home, a birthing center or a hospital, you’ll need to know what the law says.  If you plan to give birth at the hospital, call early on and ask what their policy is concerning breech birth – make sure you don’t end up with someone’s opinion, have them email or fax the portion of the policy to you!

  • General Information
    • Is VBAC Illegal? (This link will take you to another blog concerned mostly concerned with VBACs.  You will definitely be able to find lots of useful information here, even if you are not in a VBAC situation!)
    • State-By-State General Overview (This link will show you a page that lists all the states by abbreviation and tells whether or not midwifery is legal in that state.)
    • State Laws Governing Direct Entry Midwifery (This is another general look at all states and whether midwifery is legal.  This one is a little easier to read.)
  • Alabama
  • Alaska (specifically look at sections 500, 510, and 520)
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware – legally prohibited
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois – legally prohibited
  • Indiana
  • Iowa – legally prohibited
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland- legally prohibited
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska- legally prohibited
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma- legally prohibited
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota- legally prohibited
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia- legally prohibited
  • Washington
  • West Virginia- legally prohibited
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

The Legal Stuff:

I am not a licensed practitioner.  I am legally restricted from answering your health related questions. The information provided by is not presented with the intention of diagnosing any disease or condition or prescribing any treatment. It is offered as information only, for use in the maintenance and promotion of a good birth outcome in cooperation with a licensed medical practitioner. nor any of its owners, partners, or affiliates are not responsible for any misuse of this information.  These articles are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. Consult with your physician for diagnosis or treatment. Thank you for understanding.

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