Volume 8, Issue 9: Stepping Up to the BreechAuthor: Aimee Yarrington
Stepping Up to the Breech – important changes to the guidelines
You are enjoying a quiet moment on standby leafing through a brand new copy of the JRCALC supplementary guidelines when a call comes through – the MDT message says ‘MATERNITY’! On arrival you can see the telltale signs that the baby has descended and is about to start making an appearance! It appears to be in breech position – do you know how to use the latest guidelines in practice?
September 2017 saw the launch of the updated JRCALC/AACE guidelines. Section 5 ‘Maternity’ has been completely rewritten and replaces Section 5 of the 2015 guidelines. This article focusses on some of the most important points from the extensive update covering the signs and stages of a breech birth in detail to help you make decisions about transport and how best to assist during the birth.
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