Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery (2015)
32min · Documentary, Short, News · 15 June 2015
The U.S. cesarean section rate is over 30%, and many women lack information about their delivery options. One of the reasons for this high rate is breech presentation. During pregnancy, babies move freely until the last trimester, when they tend to settle head down. Babies that do not are in a breech presentation. Until recently, these babies could be delivered vaginally or by cesarean section. Today, very few women experience vaginal breech delivery as an option. Heads Up, a short documentary by Elliot Berlin and Melissa Kennedy, explores the history of breech delivery options. The film highlights the plight of women who would like, or would have liked, the option for vaginal breech delivery and follows several women who fought for that choice.
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