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Dr. Jack Yu
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Breech Presentation (Overview)

Breech presentation is defined as a fetus with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix at the birth.


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What are the chances of having a breech presentation for my second child if my first child was breech?

What are the chances of having a breech presentation for my second child if my first child was breech?

It's increased: Some study showed, that the rate of breech recurrence in a second consecutive pregnancy was 9.9%, and in a third consecutive pregnancy (after two prior breech deliveries) was 27.5%. The relative risk of breech recurrence in a second pregnancy was 3.2 (95% ci 2.8–3.6), and in a third consecutive breech pregnancy was 13.9 (95% ci 8.8–22.1). ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Yu
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Breech Presentation (Overview)

Breech presentation is defined as a fetus with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix at the birth.


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What are the chances of having a breech presentation for my second child if my first child was breech?

It's increased: Some study showed, that the rate of breech recurrence in a second consecutive pregnancy was 9.9%, and in a third consecutive pregnancy (after two prior breech deliveries) was 27.5%. The relative risk of breech recurrence in a second pregnancy was 3.2 (95% ci 2.8–3.6), and in a third consecutive breech pregnancy was 13.9 (95% ci 8.8–22.1). ...Read more

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Is a breech presentation considered a labor complication?

Play on words: You could consider it a challenge or a complication depending on the setting. If baby was head down all of pregnancy & came in for delivery as breech, i'd consider it a complicating factor to what may have been a simpler delivery.Since the head is the largest body part to deliver, bottom out kids can get stuck so c section is often necessary but a surprise.Breech deliveries are more of a challange. ...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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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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There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present. What does.it.mean?

Breech: This means your baby is in the uterus, butt first, the baby is alive and doing well. The only issue here is, if you are near your due date and the baby is breech (butt first), you will likely need a cesarean section unless you opt for an version, a procedure to flip the baby from butt to head first, then you can deliver vaginally. If you are early on the baby changes position all the time. ...Read more

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Is breech presentation corrected if the mother assumes a knee-chest posture?

Is breech presentation corrected if the mother assumes a knee-chest posture?

Breech: Before labor, having mom assume a knee-chest position may help to turn the baby from the breech position to a head first position. But it doesn't always work. ...Read more

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My wife is 37 week pregnant with hypothyroid, breech presentation and high blood pressure. Should we go for cesarean before 40th week. Please suggest.

My wife is 37 week pregnant with hypothyroid, breech presentation and high blood pressure. Should we go for cesarean before 40th week. Please suggest.

Depends: Given that the baby is breech, it would likely already be recommended your wife have a cesarean section. However, given the high blood pressure, sometimes it is necessary to deliver the baby before 40 weeks. It would depend on how high her BP is and if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as a high level of protein in her urine. The health of the fetus is also considered. Talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant. What means: placenta anterior , site low lying ,presentation breech legs extended ? Thank you

Anterior placenta: Tis is describing where the baby's placenta is implanted on the wall of the uterus - yours is low lying, on the anterior, or belly button side of the uterus, and is in a breech position - head up, body down - that is ok at 26 weeks. The anterior low-lying placenta could be a problem with bleeding in labor, called placenta previa - please discuss with your OB for more information ...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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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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What is the science behind using moxibustion to turn a breeched baby? (if any.)

What is the science behind using moxibustion to turn a breeched baby? (if any.)

Unknown: No one knows how it works, but the theory is that the uterus relaxes allowing the baby extra room to turn on its own. There are many small studies that suggest moxibustion with or without acupuncture results in an increased rate of the baby turning to be head down. There are no large randomized trials however. It worked for me though :). ...Read more

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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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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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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