Breech Birth in Australia – Having a Vaginal Breech Birth

Breech Birth in Australia - Having a Vaginal Breech Birth

If your baby is breech and you would like a vaginal breech birth in Australia, you really need to do your homework to find someone who will support you, as numbers of those choosing to attend breech birth are quite low.

This is not to say that breech birth is dangerous – the skill and knowledge of vaginal breech birth is being lost, as a result of carers not being trained in breech birth and/or choosing to attend breech births, opting for caesareans instead.

Here is a list of midwives and obstetricians from around Australia who are skilled and experienced with vaginal breech birth. Interview a few if you can and find one you feel comfortable with.

Be sure to check if they have any ‘conditions’ to supporting breech birth – some may happily attend, but will want certain procedures done in order for you to have a vaginal breech birth – so please do check. We’ll have more information on the finer details soon. All the best for your breech birth!

This list is currently under construction and more details will be added shortly. If you would like to add yourself or someone to this list, please email us.

Midwives Supporting Breech Birth In New South Wales & A.C.T.

  • Melissa Maimann, Endorsed Eligible Midwife, Sydney

Obstetricians Supporting Breech Birth In New South Wales & A.C.T.

  • Dr. Oliver Brown at John Hunter Hospital
  • Dr. David Somerset
  • Dr Geeta Sales at the Tweed Hospital
  • Dr Andrew Bisits (and others) at the Royal Hospital in Randwick
  • Dr Andrew Pesce at Westmead (breech clinic)
  • Canberra Hospital

Obstetricians Supporting Breech Birth In South Australia

  • Dr Brian Peat, ph: (08) 8161 7633
  • Dr Chris Wilkinson (RWH)

Obstetricians Supporting Breech Birth In Victoria

Dr Saul Cohen

Elsternwick, Malvern and Clayton offices

Also supports vaginal twin birth and maternal assisted c-section.

Dr David Freidin

Suite 3, 96 Grattan Street
Ph: 03 9527 1388

Dr Peter Jurcevic

Suite 8, 96 Grattan Street
Ph: 03 9349 3686

Dr Peter England

Suite 105, 320 Victoria Parade
Ph: 03 9415 9088

Dr Dennis Price

Suite 2/145 Wattletree Road
Ph: 03 9509 5744

Dr Peter Lee

53 Brady Road
Ph: 03 9790 0333

  • Dr Tilak Weerasiri at Northpark Private Hospital
  • Dr Lionel Steinberg at St Vincents Private Hospital
  • Dr Guy Skinner at St Vincents Private Hospital

Obstetricians Supporting Breech Birth In Queensland

  • Dr Ian Etherington at the Mater Hospital
  • Dr Anne Sneddon at Gold Coast Hospital

Obstetricians Supporting Breech Birth In W.A.

  • Dr Anne Karczub at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth

Breech Birth Recommended Reading

“Breech Birth: Woman Wise” by Maggie Banks

Note: These details were correct at the time of publishing and may change. Please be sure to confirm all details before changing or choosing carers. Neither BellyBelly or Kelly Winder accepts any responsibility for inaccuracies, misrepresentations or errors within this list.

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Kelly Winder is the creator of, a writer, doula (trained in 2005), and a mother of three awesome children. She's passionate about informing and educating fellow thinking parents and parents-to-be, especially about all the things she wishes she knew before she had her firstborn. Kelly is also passionate about travel, tea, travel, and animal rights and welfare. And travel.

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