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are there ways to shift a breech baby before birth?

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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. The doctor or cnm uses his or her hands to apply pressure on the abdomen allowing the baby to rotate. This procedure can be uncomfortable for the mom and requires an experienced provider to be done safely.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013

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