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in a pregnancy where the baby is breech, does the doctor try to invert the baby's position?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Maybe: You can either do a version or most likely for what is best for you have an elective c/s for breech. Some patients depending on the number of previous deliveries might even attempt a vaginal delivery. Talk with you OB and a plan of action between you and your OB can be determined.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unfortunately a vaginal breech delivery is no longer the standard of care & is not recommended...
Apr 4, 2013
Dr. David Bergman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 37 years experience
Breech: External podalic version is the process by which an OB will attempt to change the presenting fetal part from breech to vertex. This is a process done in a hospital by a skilled ob. The overall success rate is approximately 70 %. Many factors go into determing which patient is a candidate for this procedure.
Dr. Asha Kamnani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
External Cephalic Version is done around 37 weeks of gestation. Good success in certain cases.
Dec 15, 2014

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