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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How can I turn a breech baby?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How can I turn a breech baby?

Moxibustion: 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 ** see below**. ...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


Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is it possible to turn a breech baby?

Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is it possible to turn a breech baby?

Yes: Yes under specific conditions, you can try to turn a breech baby in order to try to get a vaginal delivery. This is called external cephalic version. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Is a c-section safer then trying to physically turn a breech baby?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Is a c-section safer then trying to physically turn a breech baby?

Safer for baby.: There is no question that a prelabor cesarean section is safer for the fetus than attempted external cephalic version and trial of labor. Having said that, however, a cesarean section is slightly more dangerous for the mother than a successful vaginal delivery (one excess death per 10, 000 births), although one can never accurately predict which women will have a successful trial of labor. Talk 2ob. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What is the most effective way to make a breech baby turn on it's own?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What is the most effective way to make a breech baby turn on it's own?

Patience: About 95% of babies will be in a vertex (head down) presentation at the time of labor. At 32 to 34 weeks about one third are breech, most will turn before labor. After 35 weeks the chance that the baby will turn is decreasing - the only thing that has been shown to increase the likelihood of a breech baby turning is for the woman to assume a knee chest position for fifteen each day. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 10ozs 34+5 weeks will she turn in 3 weeks?

Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 10ozs 34+5 weeks will she turn in 3 weeks?

Most likely: 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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Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 100zs will she turn in 3 weeks 34 5 weeks?

Dr. Miguel Cano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 100zs will she turn in 3 weeks 34 5 weeks?

Possible: Many breech babies will turn on their own & there are "breech tilt" maneuvers that your OB or certified midwife can teach you. At 37 weeks, ultrasound can confirm fetal position and see if you are a candidate for ecv (external cephalic version). If breech persists despite all measures, current standards are c-section with labor or at 39 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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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?

Dr. Alan Patterson
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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?

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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Dr. Danae Steele
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How to move breech baby on my own?

Dr. Danae Steele
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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How to move breech baby on my own?

Some ideas: A position that gets your hips higher than your shoulders can help, either lying on slanted board, or the "knee chest" position with your chest on the bed or floor and your hips up (like small kids sometimes sleep), for 15-20 min at a time, 2-3 times a day. There are acupressure points that seem to help babies move from breech: ask an acupuncturist for help. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Does having a breech baby mean something is wrong with her?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Does having a breech baby mean something is wrong with her?

Possibly.: Term refuses that are breech have a 30% greater risk of genetic/anatomical anomalies. Other causes of breech presentation in labor: uterine anomalies, fibroids, polyhydramnios, fetal goiter. ...Read more

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