The option of vaginal breech birthing has all but disappeared. Dr. Stu is one of the few practitioners left who not only assists women with this choice by action but actively educates through his speaking and writing. He has been teaching live breech birth to the local midwives in Los Angeles but wishes to reach a larger audience than the intimacy of a single birth can possibly achieve. This year Dr. Stu has been invited to begin teaching hands on training sessions. In order to do so he must acquire a training simulator. The best full birth obstetric trainer is the Model-med Sophie and her mum ( http://www.modelmed.com.au/products/sophie-her-mum/) which, new, costs nearly $12,000. We hope you will help support Dr. Stu in his mission to keep breech birthing skills alive by contributing here.
The Go Fund Me Team has asked that I answer some questions to help calrify my fundraising effort.
1. Who you are: Dr. Stuart J. Fischbein FACOG
2. Where you're from: Los Angeles, CA is my current home.
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for: I am asking colleagues, friends, family and those that support birth choices to contribute to me so that my company, Birthing Instincts, Inc. can use them.
4. How the funds will be used (be specific as possible): They will be withdrawn by me, deposited to Birthing Instincts, Inc and used to purchase the Sophie and her Mum breech training model (see above link).
Thank you for all you contributions, shares and words of encouragement. For those of you who have items due, we will be sending out a follow-up email later this week / early next.
Thank you again and remember to keep spreading the word to #ReteachBreech!