I admit I was drawn in just because of the name. "Buttock" childbirth? Quoi?
But it sure raises some thoughts about vaginal breech birth, eh? The practice here, from 1987, seems to go against the "hands-off" guidelines - toweling the baby off before the head has emerged, doing a little more manipulation than the ideal, mom being on her back - at least as far as my own understanding of the developing recommendations for reviving vaginal breech (if you're in Canada, at least). The "psychoanalgesia" aspect is interesting, too.
The bottom (har) line is that it went very smoothly indeed, baby is perfectly healthy, and mom seems quite happy with the whole experience, even though it doesn't quite fit with what we're learning are the best practices. This, to me, is quite reassuring, actually. What say you?