One year later – Julian’s (footling breech) home birth story

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  1. That’s such a beautiful story! It brought tears to my eyes as I read about how the cord was wrapped around his neck and his being in the breech position was actually a blessing! Birth is truly a miracle, isn’t it?

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your birth story! It is very inspiring to hear about a breech birth at home.

  3. I have worked in the NICU for many years. In my experience I have seen many babies who were born at home breech and have ended up in our unit with horrible complications. Some had to go home with trach’s and g-tube’s from being stuck in the birth canal to long and not having a proper resuscitation. You should not be promoting this on your website!! Good luck to those of you who follow this advise.

  4. wow what an amazing story !! i loved the instinct your boy had regarding the cord around the neck.. incredible. i have pdf’d this to inspire me for when i get scared ty xx

    ps.. lovely family you are !


  5. Thank you so much for posting this story. I am right at 40 weeks and my baby is breech. This is my second birth and am planning a home birth (my first was a natural birth too). I did an internet search for some positive breech stories because I knew they must be out there, but all I am getting from everyone around me is fear and negativity and pressure to have a cesarean. So THANK YOU for giving me a real, personal and beautiful breech story to hold in my heart and head as I move into labor.

    Many blessings to you and your family!





  6. What a wonderful reason to give thanks!

  7. just wanted to thank you for sharing your story and also say how funny it is that we have so many similarities. i stumbled upon your story because i am reading about breech homebirths, as it looks like that is what i will be having – i am due on Nov. 23 and the baby doesn’t seem to want to turn even though i have tried everything the midwife has told me. anyway, on top of the date, i laughed because my older son’s name is Julian Thoreau. :)






  8. I had a surprise googling breech homebirth 12 days ago! Isn’t it amazing what our bodies can do?! Thanks for sharing your story.

  9. Hello,

    I am looking for a picture of a macromatic baby, to use in dutch educational material. It is a book about maternity care.

    Can you help me find such a picture?

    Kind regards,

    Anke Gielen

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