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Breech baby legs after birth

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: There is a procedure called an external cephalic version to rotate a breech or transverse (sideways) baby to the correct position which is head down. ... Read More
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sometimes: Your question is better to refer to your primary ob/gyn doctor, who will provide you with detailed response. It's out of my specialty field, sorry.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Moxibustion: I wanted to add a traditional chinese medicine option to the excellent ideas provided by dr. Collins & dr. Livingston. Moxibustion (heated mugworth)i... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some will turn . Some OBGyns will attempt a technique to turn baby, usually closer to delivery. Since the head is the largest body part to pass throug... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Few options: Very few methods have withstood studies to verify their effectiveness. Acupuncture has had limited studies suggesting success. Lying head downhill (on... Read More
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Patience: About 95% of babies will be in a vertex (head down) presentation at the time of labor. At 32 to 34 weeks about one third are breech, most will turn b... Read More
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 37 years experience
Breech: I advise patients to lay on a ironing board which is on a 45 degree angle (large books under one end) for approximately 45 minutes 2 x/day. Place a mu... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
They move: Babies settle into a position over time. They can be head down, sideways or butt first (breech). They have the most room(fluid) vs baby mass at 12 wks... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 48 years experience
Best to deliver C/S: Nowadays it is safer to deliver by Cesarean Section as infant's head may take time to deliver and the brain may be deprived of Oxygen. Most OB drs wou... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pretty good: The breech presentation is almost a sure c-section since the head is the largest body part to travel the birth canal & getting stuck is a disaster... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Usually c-section: The head is the largest structure to pass through the birth canal & it would pinch off the placenta providing oxygen during delivery. In most case... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
No: The baby just turned upside down. It does not mean there is anything wrong with the baby.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends: On how much fluid there is around the baby and how big the baby is.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depends : It really depends on what you mean by dangerous. Both procedures have significant risks to both the mother and to the child. Breech vaginal delivery i... Read More

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