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Can baby be breech at 24 weeks?

Can baby be breech at 24 weeks?

Yes: 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% flip 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. Annette Fineberg
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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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Breech baby at 19 weeks, should I be concern?

Breech baby at 19 weeks, should I be concern?

I wouldn't: There is still plenty of time for baby to turn head down. There is not much worrying will do to help & kids are delivered that way every day. ...Read more

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How do you turn a baby during a breech birth?

How do you turn a baby during a breech birth?

With difficulty: Sometimes an obstetrician will try a "version" maneuver in early labor, but this is risky. If the baby has descended partly into the birth canal it is unlikely to change position. The maneuver also has some risk of causing part of the placenta to separate. This would often only be attempted as a last event, before taking mom to the OR for a c-section. ...Read more

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How painful is a version if your baby is breech?

How painful is a version if your baby is breech?

Pretty painful.: External cephalic version of breech or transverse fetuses can be pretty painful, which is why i never attempt it without adequate epidural anesthesia; if it is successful, labor induction follows - if unsuccessful cesarean section follows on the same day. Terbutaline for uterine relaxation is also a good idea. Sounds scary, huh? You may opt for prelabor cesarean section by 39 weeks instead. ...Read more

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What will happen if you find out the baby is breech?

What will happen if you find out the baby is breech?

Version vs. Cesarean: 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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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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I'm 27 weeks and discovered that my baby was breech, will she turn?

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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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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