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C Section For Breech Baby
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No time soon do I plan to have baby #2 but, what are my chances of having a VBAC after a c-section due to a breech baby & Preeclampisa?
Pretty good: The breech presentation is almost a sure c-section since the head is the largest body part to travel the birth canal & getting stuck is a disaster. Vaginal delivery after c-section is routine in most delivery centers but usually done with a surgical suite nearby if the need to switch to c-section becomes necessary. If your pelvic structure & baby size are normal this is likely to happen. ...Read more
No: There is a procedure called an external cephalic version. An experienced physician uses his or her hands to gently move the baby into the correct position. A few years ago a medical study showed than vaginal breech delivery was more dangerous than a c section. Vaginal breech deliveries are not done often anymore. Ask if you are a candidate for external version. ...Read more
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
Cesarean: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more
What are the chances of a breech baby turning on her own at 36 weeks? If she does not turn, when is the earliest a csection will be scheduled?
My daughter is 9 months, I had csection w/ her due to her being a breech baby. Can I try vbac? There might be a possibility that I might be pregnant.
You can try,: I would recommend waiting until your daughter's first birthday to attempt future pregnancies. You should talk to your obstetrician about trial of labor after cesarean section (tolac), taking into account that the risks associated with it can only be offset by future pregnancies. If you want only one more pregnancy I would recommend repeat cesarean section and bilateral tubal ligation (btl). ...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 more
Yes if version fails: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more
At 37+4wks what’s the likelihood of baby turning head down from Breech? Planned c-section at 38wks but wish baby turns so I can vaginally deliver
Breech at 37 weeks: It is very unlikely for the baby to turn to cephalic positioning at 37 weeks without a OB MD external version which many will not attempt so as not to cause the umbilical cord to wrap around the baby's neck as the baby is "engaged" in the pelvis already. Plan on your C/section at 38 weeks and hopefully enjoy a healthy baby. Good Luck! . ...Read more
Is it possible to have the baby turned out of the breech position if I had a c-section in my last pregnancy?
Yes: You can try to have a version so long as you did not have a classical c-section before. ...Read more
I'm 19 weeks and 2 days and my baby is in a breech position will I have o get a c-section or can I deliver vaginal?
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and my baby is breeched. Schedule c-section. What percentage will she likely turn im due june16 do I still have time for her to turn
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33+3wks pregnant. Baby Breech oblique longitudinal. Placenta low lying 2cm. Risks? Chances of c-section high? Prem labor chances?
33+ wks with breech: With a breech presentation, your ob provider could turn the fetus into a vertex, making the likelihood of a vaginal delivery increase. Most would choose to elect induction after "version" of the fetus to vertex at about 39 weeks of pregnancy. Low lying placenta does not affect potential for vaginal delivery. If the fetus is not converted to a "head down" position, a C/S is likely the safest. ...Read more
Patience: About 95% of babies will be in a vertex (head down) presentation at the time of labor. At 32 to 34 weeks about one third are breech, most will turn before labor. After 35 weeks the chance that the baby will turn is decreasing - the only thing that has been shown to increase the likelihood of a breech baby turning is for the woman to assume a knee chest position for fifteen each day. ...Read more
Moxibustion: I wanted to add a traditional chinese medicine option to the excellent ideas provided by dr. Collins & dr. Livingston. Moxibustion (heated mugworth)is applied to major acupuncture points to assist the baby in moving from a breech position to a head down position. This site explains: http://www.Pregnancy.Com. Au/birth-choices/breech-birth/moxibustion-for-breech-presentation. Shtml. ...Read more
Very risky: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more
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 was in csection with my first child due to breech is it posible for me to go csection with my scond baby? I'm 7 wiks preggy
Absolutely: Most likely your doctor will plan for another c/section even without your request for one. ...Read more