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Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Breech Delivery (Overview)

Breech is the word used to describe a baby that is positioned in the womb to be born _feet-first.


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What can I expect during a breech delivery?

What can I expect during a breech delivery?

C-section: If you are not having twins and live in the United States then you should expect a c-section for the delivery of a known breech baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
96 doctors shared insights

Breech Delivery (Overview)

Breech is the word used to describe a baby that is positioned in the womb to be born _feet-first.


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Describe the features of a breech delivery and its complications.?

Describe the features of a breech delivery and its complications.?

Breech delivery: Basically means delivering first the baby butt then the head. It is very risky because head can get trapped inside the uterus and also hypoxic episodes are more prone in this case of delivery. Head is the largest part of the baby so maternal pelvis may not accomodate the head. Today in civilised world no one delivers breech unless the baby butt is out and you can't do a cesarean. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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What doctors will do vaginal breech delivery in the home or hospital?

Breech: Unfortunately in this day and age of medical malpractice i don't think that you will find any md who will do a breech delivery in a home. You will be hard pressed to find one who will do a vaginal breech delivery in a hospital. It happens less and less often and the number of md's experienced in this is diminishing. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a footling breech presentation at delivery?

Malposition: If the baby's foot is in position to be the first thing to come out of the vagina - it is in a footling breech presentation. The safest way to deliver in that case is a cesarean delivery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal delivery if the baby is breech?

Is it possible to have a normal delivery if the baby is breech?

Yes: By definition, a breech delivery is not normal, because it is not the typical way for a fetus to present. However, that does not mean the baby cannot be delivered in the normal fashion, i.e., by the vaginal route. Delivering a breech fetus by the vaginal route does carry some additional risk, since it can be more difficult, so the medical team must be experienced in this type of vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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How does a breech presentation affect labor and delivery?

How does a breech presentation affect labor and delivery?

Cesarean section: In this country, most breech presentations are delivered by cesarean section. The risks to the baby during a vaginal delivery are too high and most physcians, myself included, are no longer have the skills for a vaginal breech delivery. ...Read more

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What to do for normal delivery when baby breech presentation at the 9th month?

Do not deliver breec: Sometimes the OB can turn the infant before birth (externally) and sometimes infants turn themselves. As a neonatologist-if a fetus presents breech at time of delivery and stays that way-best to deliver by c/s. Safest for little infant's head. ...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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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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15 days pp C-section delivery due to breech position. Pain, numbness and reduced mobility in hands and feet when I wake up.. Should I be concerned?

15 days pp C-section delivery due to breech position. Pain, numbness and reduced mobility in hands and feet when I wake up.. Should I be concerned?

Positional Numbness: Your symptoms are likely due to you not moving much when you sleep due to your incisional pain. When you stay in one position you place pressure on the nerves and they " go to sleep" resulting in the symptoms you describe. Once you get moving or change positions those symptoms go away. If they do not then see your doctor. As you get further out from surgery and move more at night it will improve. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors do vaginal breech deliveries any more?

Why don't doctors do vaginal breech deliveries any more?

3 times higher risk: ...Of death or injury to the baby with vaginal birth vs c-section: http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140-6736%2800%2902840-3/fulltext?_eventid=login. ...Read more

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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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What is breech? What causes it?

Lots of reasons: 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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How to move breech baby on my own?

How to move breech baby on my own?

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

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How late can a baby flip from breech?

How late can a baby flip from breech?

Before delivery: Just prior to deliver, although less common than at least a few weeks prior. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a baby to be breech?

What does it mean for a baby to be breech?

Version or c-section: If the baby is breech at 38 weeks then you may need to consider having the baby turned if you are interested in having a vaginal delivery. If you do not have a version and the baby is breech when you go into labor then the safest way to delivery the baby is via c-section. ...Read more

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Can problems with the placenta cause a breeched baby?

Can problems with the placenta cause a breeched baby?

Yes: A placenta previa (covering the cervix) can increase the risk of a breech baby. ...Read more