Publications arising from the grant-funded research:

Dasgupta, T, Hunter, S, Reid, S, et al. Breech specialist midwives and clinics in the OptiBreech Trial feasibility study: An implementation process evaluationBirth. 2022; 00: 1- 10. doi: 10.1111/birt.12685 – The full study exploring the acceptability of proficient breech team care for women. Be sure to read the supplementary file containing quotes from women who participated in the research.

Walker, S., Roberts, P., Boulding Harriet, 2022. Breech Clinics and Specialist Midwives Toolkit [WWW Document]. OptiBreech Project Blog. URL (accessed 12.24.22).

Walker, S., Dasgupta, T., Hunter, S., Reid, S., Shennan, A., Sandall, J., Davies, S., 2022. Preparing for the OptiBreech Trial: a mixed methods implementation and feasibility study. BJOG An Int. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 129, 70. – Poster presentation at RCOG World Congress 2022, presenting our results through 2021; one of the top-scoring posters chosen for Hot Topics.

Walker, S., Dasgupta, T., Halliday, A., & Reitter, A. (2021). Development of a core outcome set for effectiveness studies of breech birth at term (Breech-COS): a systematic review on variations in outcome reporting. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.

Shawn Walker, Emma Spillane, Kate Stringer et al. The OptiBreech Care Pathway: evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of team care for women seeking to plan a vaginal breech birth (OptiBreech 1) – a mixed methods implementation feasibility study, 27 October 2022, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square []

Additional publications:

Roy R*, Gray C*, Prempeh-Bonsu CA and Walker S. What are women’s experiences of seeking to plan a vaginal breech birth? A systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. NIHR Open Res 2023, 3:4 ( * Joint first authors

Spillane E, Walker S and McCourt C. Optimal time intervals for vaginal breech births: a case-control study [version 2; peer review: 1 approved, 2 approved with reservations, 1 not approved]. NIHR Open Res 2022, 2:45 ( Research by our lead investigator at Kingston Hospital.

Das S. (2023) Resurrecting a lost obstetric skill to reduce global maternal death. BMJ Global Health Blog. — Miss Das is our lead investigator at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital.

Timmons P, Wallis V, Walker S and Alleemudder D. (2022), Management of term breech presentation. Obstet Gynecol. 25(1):8-18. – An update article for professionals.

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