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California Families for Access to Midwives includes mothers, fathers, families and their communities who advocate safe, affordable and healthy birth options. CFAM is working to improve the health of mothers and babies by increasing access to midwifery care.
A victory for birth options: Vaginal Breech birth preserved in Sacramento area!
March 20, 2018
Dear CFAM supporters,
We’re excited to let you know that thanks in part to advocacy from CFAM and professionals in the birth community, Dr. Annette Fineberg is now able to offer vaginal breech birth at Sutter Sacramento. Many women and pregnant people who otherwise would have had to have a planned C-section with other medical providers have benefited from Dr. Fineberg’s expertise, even traveling from far distances to have a vaginal breech birth.
Dr. Fineberg, a prominent advocate for maternal autonomy and choice in childbirth within the obstetric care community, was recently pressured to stop providing vaginal breech births by her facility in Davis. In an effort to preserve this important option for consumers, the CFAM board reached out to Dr. Fineberg and wrote letters to various medical facilities on her behalf, including Sutter Sacramento.
Anyone interested in vaginal breech birth is asked to receive a consultation prior to delivery with either Dr. Fineberg or her partner, Dr. Tilton, at their Davis office so that they can receive information for informed consent and be assessed according to standard guidelines.
Thank you for continuing to support CFAM's efforts! Our voice for consumers is strong only because of your support and advocacy.