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Breech Basics Online (BB)

Welcome to Breech Basics, a unique perspective "resting on the shoulders of giants." Gail Tully shows you how to use Spinning Babies® insights on pelvic diameters to free a stuck breech. In this course, Gail shows birth videos, narrates slides, video clips, case studies, and stories. American College of Nurse-Midwives has approved this course for 3 CEs. This course provides three (3) continuing education contact hours from ANCC. Spinning Babies® is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).This course is recommended for providers and birth workers.

Learning Objectives

  • Compares normal mechanism of breech rotation and descent with obstructed breech

  • Demonstrates safe rotation of the breech to free obstructed arms with birth giver on all-fours

  • Demonstrates safe flexion of the breech head to free obstructed breech head

  • Welcome to Breech Basics Online
  • Take the Pre-test and move on. Answers are not corrected until the Post Test.
  • Module 1: Know This First
  • 1.0 Miri Is Born
  • 1.1 An Overview of Physiological Breech Birth
  • 1.2 Positions for Babies and Birth Givers
  • 1.3 Anatomy of Breech Birth
  • 1.4 Midwifery Role in Breech Birth
  • 1.5 Physiology Before Force
  • Module 2: Normal Mechanism of Breech
  • 2.0 Intro to Normal Mechanisms of Breech Birth
  • 2.1 How Normal Breech Appears
  • 2.2 Hands-off the Breech
  • 2.3 Miri's Birth Once More, Close Up
  • 2.4 Breech Birth of Luna
  • Module 3: Obstructed Breech
  • 3.0 Intro to Obstructed Breech Birth
  • 3.1 Hands-on the Breech: Restoring Normal
  • 3.2 Shoulders Across the Top (Inlet)
  • 3.3 Head on the Inlet; Up high
  • 3.4 Symphysis pubis torsion
  • 3.5 Midpelvis: Head in oblique
  • 3.6 Outlet: Deflexed or Extended Head
  • Module 4: Application and Practice
  • 4.0 Intro to Application & Practice
  • 4.1 Identify And Release Obstructed Arms
  • 4.2 Safe Release of the Breech Head
  • 4.3 When There Is No Contraction
  • 4.4 Breech Water Birth With Head Stuck
  • Post-test
  • Post-test
  • References
  • Bibliography
  • Module 5: Breech Case Studies and Further Learning
  • Intro to Case Studies and Further Learning
  • Case Study 1: Lateral Flexion
  • Case Study 2: Arm Obstruction
  • Case Study 3: Head obstructions
  • Case Studies 4 & 5: Pelvic Variations
  • Other examples of Hands-on the Breech
  • Legal Facts You Want To Know For Teaching
  • Usage Guidelines
Completion rules
  • You must complete the test "Post-test"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 2 years