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what is breech presentation

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
40 years experience Neonatology
Breech delivery: Breech presentation is defined as a fetus with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix at the birth.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
10 %: Another breech presentation will occur if the uterus is abnormally shaped. A heart shaped uterus and an uterus that only contains one half of its tiss ... Read More
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
It's increased: Some study showed, that the rate of breech recurrence in a second consecutive pregnancy was 9.9%, and in a third consecutive pregnancy (after two prio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Play on words: You could consider it a challenge or a complication depending on the setting. If baby was head down all of pregnancy & came in for delivery as breech, ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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C-section: Unless you have twins, a breech baby will need to be delivered by c-section. You can try to turn the baby to see if you can change the position to ve ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
47 years experience Neonatology
Do not deliver breec: Sometimes the OB can turn the infant before birth (externally) and sometimes infants turn themselves. As a neonatologist-if a fetus presents breech a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Malposition: If the baby's foot is in position to be the first thing to come out of the vagina - it is in a footling breech presentation. The safest way to delive ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Footling breech: Baby born with foot(s) as presenting part.
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breech: This means your baby is in the uterus, butt first, the baby is alive and doing well. The only issue here is, if you are near your due date and the bab ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Breech: Before labor, having mom assume a knee-chest position may help to turn the baby from the breech position to a head first position. But it doesn't alwa ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Given that the baby is breech, it would likely already be recommended your wife have a cesarean section. However, given the high blood pressure, somet ... Read More
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