A 26-year-old member asked:
Are there ways to shift a breech baby before birth?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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.
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sometimes: Your question is better to refer to your primary ob/gyn doctor, who will provide you with detailed response. It's out of my specialty field, sorry.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Last updated Feb 16, 2021
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