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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!
I recently went to get an u/s at 38 weeks and they told me the baby is breech and that they see 2 placentas but only see one baby. What does it mean?
Cesarean section?: Breech presentation at term is best managed with prelabor cesarean section unless your obstetrician thinks that an external cephalic version is likely to be successful, or your fetus decides to turn head down on its own. Paraplacenta is not very rare but carries risks for vasa previa (require cesarean section to avoid fetal exsanguination in labor) and postpartum hemorrhage from retained placenta. ...Read more
Breech: A small percentage of fetus' r breech in the 3rd trimester. Presentation is based on fetal movement. Sometimes a baby is breech because the bony structure of the pelvis is contracted and never allows the fetal head to become engaged in the women's pelvis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Depending, a version can be done by a OB or perinatologist that is trained to do that in the hospital only, to turn the baby sometimes it works and sometimes it does not and there are exercises u can do at home to try to turn the baby, I have a sheet that i give my pts who are breech- sometimes they work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?
You decide: The head is part with the largest dimension that needs to transit the birth canal. In practice, if the feet come first, there is no guarantee that the head will. ( they can & do get stuck) If head first, feet and umbilical cord come after with plenty of room. Feet first, the head can also compress the umbilical cord like a tourniquet so baby gets no oxygen= likely brain damage. Answer should be ez ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last pregnancy my baby was breeched cause my placenta was a little low. What are the chances of this happening again?
My girl was breech @22w. Are there any health risks because of her position? Anatomy scan @20w showed that everything was good.
Should be okay: The baby would hopefully be turning around by herself on the third trimester. No, there is no health risk due to her position at 22 weeks. If she does not turn around on the late third trimester and remains on the breech, you will discuss in detail method of delivery with your ob. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a breech baby cause or worsen a cystocele? Also, can standing up for too long worsen it as well? I'm 26w7d with breech baby that kicks bladder.
I saw on my 38 week growth ultrasound that the baby's bpd was in the 9th percentile, yet everything else was 30-50th percentile.Nobody mentioned it to me.Is this just normal variation?He's not breech.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer