breech birth

Once more into the breech dear friends - An emergency delivery in Nigeria

Pippa is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant from the UK. She is currently on assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Jahun, northern Nigeria – returning after a break of five years. In this, her second blog, Pippa shares her experience of settling back in, as well as an emergency operation to save a mother's life.


Alexander is an emergency room doctor from Sweden. He sends us his third blog post from a new assignment in the Central African Republic, a country which has faced many years of violence and instability...

Bending the Rules

Whenever I see a patient I often hear the words of previous senior colleagues in my head, or phrases from books that I’ve memorised for tricky situations. There are many rules and anecdotes that help me in my decision making; a collective memory and combined experience.

Against the Odds

Update 24 August 2015: Sharing this post on Facebook sparked a lot of healthy discussion about what was the best treatment route in this case. Following that I've added some more details to this post which will answer some of the questions raised, especially regarding caesarean sections in this context. If you have any further questions or thoughts please leave them in the comments section at the end of this post. Thank you, Benjamin.