Update 8/21/10: It’s been brought to my attention that the video I linked to below, which was once public, has been made private.
Wow! (I start to many birth video posts with that word!) But, still, wow!
This is an incredible video from Russia showing the vaginal birth of twins and the second child is a double footling breech (meaning that both feet are down and were born before the head.) The mom is smiling and laughing as the babies are born. While the mom is reclining, Odent recommends breeches always be delivered upright. The doctor in the video simulates the angle by
gently lifting the second baby up.
This is a good counter to the typical birth shown on horrid birth shows like A Baby Story. Remember that the primary objective of TV shows like that is to entertain, not educate. Births where moms are screaming and there’s complications and loads of drama make for good TV, but they are not how birth has to be. This is coming from me, someone who did scream the last hour of my son’s birth, but I’m hopeful that if I have a third baby, I will have one of those peaceful births like this woman. One can dream!