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Do breech babies come early

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Usually no reason: Twin pregnancies can be breech because of limited room in the uterus. Some babies may have a larger head than usual that does not fit easily in the m... Read More
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Many factors: Causes for breech presentation include preterm babies, twins, polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid), fibroids, uterine anomalies, or placenta prev... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe,maybe not: The babies head is the largest structure to pass through the birth canal. You don't want to be "stuck" with the babies body out & the umbilical cord p... Read More
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that you... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Hip Development: The big issue with breech babies is they can at higher risk for developmental dysplasia of the hip. (ddh) your pediatrician will just need to do a hip... Read More
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Rarely: Rarely does this happen where babies have congenital defects that are severe enough that they either neurological impair the baby and prevent movement... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Yes: A majority turn by term.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 41 years experience
Breech: OB doctors diagnosed it by ultrasound and physical exam
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
With difficulty: Sometimes an obstetrician will try a "version" maneuver in early labor, but this is risky. If the baby has descended partly into the birth canal it is... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Pain...: Women who I have personally known have stated it feels like a lot of pressure. Please speak with your OB about the procedure and any risks/possible co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends: If the baby is close to near term gestation, it may be hard for the baby to turn around before delivery. In this case, a vertex, or head-first deliver... 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

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