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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?

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?

If it is your 1st: It could but not probable, if it is breech an elective csection for the breech is scheduled at 39 weeks the earliest or is done if u go into labor or your water breaks before then please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Breech Delivery (Definition)

Breech is the word used to describe a baby that is positioned in the womb ...Read more


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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?

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

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36 weeks pregnant and baby is breeched is there anything I can do to jump start labor?

36 weeks pregnant and baby is breeched is there anything I can do to jump start labor?

Why?: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What causes babies to end up in the breech position?

What causes babies to end up in the breech position?

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

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Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

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

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What are the risks to baby if she is born vaginally in a breech position?

What are the risks to baby if she is born vaginally in a breech position?

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

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Does anyone know what are the side effects of a baby born in the breech position?

Does anyone know what are the side effects of a baby born in the breech position?

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

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Can I refuse the doctor to physically turn my baby out of a breech position?

Can I refuse the doctor to physically turn my baby out of a breech position?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What can I do if my abdominal ultrasound shows that my baby is in the breech position?

What can I do if my abdominal ultrasound shows that my baby is in the breech position?

Wait it out: Babies do change positions during pregnancy so it could switch by next week. If it doesn't switch naturally, sometimes the OB can try a turning maneuver called a version to turn it., but this has some risks. If you go to full term as a breach expect a surgical delivery. ...Read more

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Ultrasound today at 17 weeks 6 days pregnant showed baby is in frank breech position. Should I be worried?

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

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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?

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?

Too soon to tell: You've got a long way to go yet and this baby has lots of time to get him or herself turned around. Just relax and have fun. Enjoy your pregnancy. This issue can be addressed if necessary closer to due date. ...Read more

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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

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

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

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

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