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Baby In Breech Position At 36 Weeks
What are the chances of a breech baby turning on her own at 36 weeks? If she does not turn, when is the earliest a csection will be scheduled?
Is external cephalic version dangerous for baby or mom? Could it cause issues with unbiblical cord? I'm 36 weeks with a breech baby. Any advice?
Version aversion?: Version (turning a baby from a breech presentation to vertex (head down)) is not without risk. And you are correct; umbilical cord compression or kinking can occur. This is why your baby is monitored throughout the procedure. Version is not always successful, i.e., babies can flip back. And it may be uncomfortable. It can, however, increase your chance of having a vaginal delivery. Talk with doc! ...Read more
You probably aren't going to find a lot of OB docs willing to suggest you jump start labor at 36 week nor with being breech. Neither is a good idea as you are still preterm and most OB providers don't do breech vaginal birth anymore.
Have you discussed if you are a candidate for external cephalic version? This a procedure where the doctor attempts to turn baby back to head down. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks preg. And an ultrasound just revealed my baby is breech. What can I do to help her turn around so I can deliver vaginaly?
Not much: You could ask your doctor if he/she is willing to do an external cephalic version. This is a procedure where 1-2 doctors manually attempt to essentially flip your baby. Not all of us still do this. ...Read more
If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?
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 your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more
Many factors: Causes for breech presentation include preterm babies, twins, polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid), fibroids, uterine anomalies, or placenta previa. Many breech presentations have none of these risk factors. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks with a bicornuate uterus and he is breech I have a lot of pelvic pressure with contractions and diarrhea should I go to the er?
Rarely: Rarely does this happen where babies have congenital defects that are severe enough that they either neurological impair the baby and prevent movement or simply get in the way of a baby being able to flip on its own. This is a rare cause of breech though. ...Read more
Very risky: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more
It depends: If your breech baby is delivered by cesarean section, there is probably no significant issues. Sometimes the baby will have been in that position for a considerable time and may have early issues with hips, but not usually. The increased risk comes from vaginal birth, since the last part to deliver is the head. And with twins delivered vaginally, the second twin is often delivered as a breech. ...Read more
Yes: You don't have to go through with an external version (that's the name for turning the baby) unless you want. You have to give consent for it, as there is some risk involved. Though unusual, you can go into labor, the baby's heart rate can drop, your membranes can rupture, and more. If you don't want to do it, your doc will want to do a c. Section, most likely, but that is your choice. ...Read more
Can a baby move from vertex to breech position after 38 weeks? He is in vertex position from the very beginning. Currently he is at -1 station
Maybe/unlikely: You will know the final position when you go into labor & changes do occur. However, it is much more likely earlier in pregnancy when the amniotic fluid/baby ratio is higher & there is more room for them to maneuver. If He has maintained a steady position for 38 wks, it is likely to stay that way. However, I wouldn't make any bets on it. ...Read more
Cs delivery due to breech on my first child, now 8 months. Preggy had an ultrasound and babys position headdown is it going to be normal delivery?
Maybe, maybe not: Vaginal delivery after cs is possible but must be approached with a plan for both possibilities. Here a woman is watched through labor and if progressing well, will deliver from below. If there is any slow down or problems identified the delivery is planned with a double setup, wherein both natural delivery or conversion to surgical delivery can be done in minutes. ...Read more
Pregnant 24 wks anterior placenta. Last scan extended breech position 3 days ago. My baby kicks very down low way below my bellybutton is this normal?
Yes: The top of the uterus reaches your belly button at about 20 weeks and at 24 weeks the uterus muscle is still thick enough that you should really only feel movement below the belly button. ...Read more
Ultrasound today at 17 weeks 6 days pregnant showed baby is in frank breech position. Should I be worried?
17 weeks breech:
Would not worry too early to determine birth position, if at 32-36 weeks they are breech that is a concern,
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/tc/breech-position-and-breech-birth-topic-overview ...Read more
Is it possible to have the baby turned out of the breech position if I had a c-section in my last pregnancy?
Yes: You can try to have a version so long as you did not have a classical c-section before. ...Read more
I'm 19 weeks and 2 days and my baby is in a breech position will I have o get a c-section or can I deliver vaginal?
38 weeks pregnant first baby, is there a chance that she changes from a breech position? Have been doing several exercises over the past few weeks
Possible!: Breech is when the baby's head isn't pointing down to the cvx/vagina. Frank/footling meanthe baby's feet are either tucked up to its head/dangling down to the vagina. Many reasons why; sometimes baby's size, shape of uterus, rarely it's babies w/ a neuro disorder. >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks. OBGYNs can perform a version to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Am 33 weeks preg, baby is btwn oblique and breech, in agony across belly button, is this due to position and is there anything I can do to move baby?
Your obs/gyn: See your obstetrician. He/she can attempt to do an external version. Discuss this with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
I'm 25 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with placenta previa totalis. Baby is in breech position. Is there a chance of my placenta migrating and baby rotating?
Yes there is!: As the uterus grows your placenta may migrate up, and the baby may turn to the vertex (head down) position. There is no guarantee. You need to be watched closely. If previa still exists and/or baby is still breech at term, you'll need a c section. Avoid intercourse or anything else in the vagina while you have a previa. This could cause severe bleeding. Be seen for any bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more
My baby is in the breech position, what can I do to get my baby to turn? I’m 30 weeks pregnant and my baby is in the breech position. I really want to have a vaginal birth. Is there anything I can do to help my baby turn?
32 weeks pregnant baby still breech. This is my first pregnancy. What are the chances of head down position?
Still Good: Generally, fetal presentation at 32 wks is not indicative of presentation at term, and you have no need to worry at this time. If still breech at 36 weeks gestation, it is likely that the breech will persist. Your provider will discuss the option of version (flipping the fetus) if the breech persists at term. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 38 weeks pregnant and discovered at 37 weeks baby is footling breech. Had scan whichtop too. Any way to identify babys position?
Exam: Your OB will be able to determine this through physical exam. Just keep your next appointment. Call the office to confirm when he or she wants to see you again. ...Read more
Baby turning: If your baby has not dropped and become engaged. There is still a chance/. ...Read more
U/s showed @ 36 wks, my baby is breech. Said not much fluid in sac because baby is pretty big. What are the chances she will flip head down? Txs!
Not high: Drink lots of water...Check with a midwife for positions to try and get the baby to turn, but doesn't sound that likely. ...Read more
I agree with the information that was provided by dr. Herold and dr. Ferguson. The following site provides excellent information on how moxibustion can be used for a baby with a breech presentation. Http://www.pregnancy.com. Au/birth-choices/breech-birth/moxibustion-for-breech-presentation. Shtml
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You should not: Depending on the month of pregnancy, the fetus may normally be in a breech position, and many fetuses that are breech during the early third trimester will "self-correct" during the last trimester. While there are various methods described for turning a breech baby, none have been sufficiently tested or proven. You should not try these on your own without first discussing with your obstetrician. ...Read more