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can a breech baby turn at 39 weeks

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to be pbm: Babies change position a lot around 12 wks when the water to baby ratio is higher and they flip around with random movements.The later it is the less ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
35 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: On how much fluid there is around the baby and how big the baby is.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
External version: An external cephalic version is usually done around 36-40 weeks. Your doctor will give you a medicine to relax your uterus and attempt to turn your b ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Some ideas: A position that gets your hips higher than your shoulders can help, either lying on slanted board, or the "knee chest" position with your chest on th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes under specific conditions, you can try to turn a breech baby in order to try to get a vaginal delivery. This is called external cephalic version.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: There is still plenty of time for baby to turn head down. There is not much worrying will do to help & kids are delivered that way every day.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
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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