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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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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?

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

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Why would a fetus turn to footling breech?

Why would a fetus turn to footling breech?

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 more

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When can I eat solid foods after breech extraction?

When can I eat solid foods after breech extraction?

Soon: With a vaginal breech extraction, you should be able to eat shortly after delivery. It would be the same as for any vaginal and varies from hospital to hospital. ...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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Is there anything I can do while pregnant to avoid a breech birth?

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 more

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Is a c-section safer then trying to physically turn a breech baby?

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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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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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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What to do when having pressure in your bottom at 33weeks pregnant but baby is still breech?

What to do when having pressure in your bottom at 33weeks pregnant but baby is still breech?

Consult provider : This is a question that should be discussed directly with the medical provider who is going to deliver to ensure there is no reason for concern. ...Read more

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What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

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 more

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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

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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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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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Dr. Lauren Phillips
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Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Definition)

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic ...Read more