Reviews

"I had learned very little about assisting the birth of a fetus in breech presentation throughout my obstetrics training. Naturally, the prospect scared me because I had been under the impression that it was prohibited by undue safety concerns for the baby. The Breech Without Borders workshop made me less afraid of attending a breech birth and made me confident that I could intervene when necessary. David and Rixa are providing the opportunity for birth workers to re-learn this critical skill set, and hopefully begin the slow process of reestablishing vaginal breech birth as a viable option for low-risk mothers. I recommend this workshop without reservation to any health care professional interested in improving their fundamental obstetrical skills."
Nathan Riley, MD

"I would recommend this workshop to any provider responsible for care at the time of delivery; it provided the best collection of videos demonstrating cardinal movements of breech delivery I have seen in one place, and it taught hands-on an array of potentially life-saving techniques to intervene when necessary. Dr. Freeze's review of clinical breech singleton deliveries was the most comprehensive and professionally outlined I have ever heard. While cesarean delivery provides a small but measurable improvement in neonatal outcomes for breech singletons, coerced or forced surgery upon an appropriately counseled woman who declines cesarean should be considered a never event; as such, maintaining skills for breech vaginal delivery remains essential for providers committed to respecting patients' autonomy."
Jonathan Scrafford, MD

"As an general OBGYN trained in an academic, high volume setting, I was only taught breech extraction in dorsal lithotomy. As someone who tries to offer breech birth but has encountered resistance in the local hospitals, I was extremely happy to attend this workshop and interact with others who are doing this work actively. Learning about physiologic breech birth and the current data available at the Breech Without Borders workshop to support breech birth was outstanding. I feel much more empowered to provide this option for my patients and to present this information to local hospital administrations."
Sheila Ramgopal, MD, MA
Medical Director
Allegheny Reproductive Health Center

"This workshop was the best I have taken on breech! I learned so much from Rixa and David! The hands on skills and the obstetrical simulators are amazing."
TBA, Canada

"Absolutely necessary for every birth attendant, no matter your experience or level of education."
CPM, Texas, USA

"Amazing! Very organized and thorough! I've never seen anything like this in my 19 years in midwifery."
CPM, Texas, USA

"Fantastic instruction! Both Dr Freeze and Dr Hayes provided clear and well researched information that will positively impact my practice as a midwife and a researcher."
CPM, Texas, USA