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39 weeks, breech baby, having c sect. Does breech mean there's something wrong with baby? I read neuro-musc so she CANT move? Or handicap??

39 weeks, breech baby, having c sect. Does breech mean there's something wrong with baby? I read neuro-musc so she CANT move? Or handicap??

Fetus abnormal: As fetal age increase to term, the incidence of breech presentation decreases from 7% at 36 weeks to 3-4 % at 40 weeks and can be due to both fetal factors as well as maternal, such as the size of the pelvis in relation to the infant head, placental location, etc. Statistics report that less than 10% of infants that are born breech have underlying abnormalities. Best wishes for a healthy baby ...Read more

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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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What is the most effective way to make a breech baby turn on it's own?

What is the most effective way to make a breech baby turn on it's own?

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

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Are there ways to shift a breech baby before birth?

Are there ways to shift a breech baby before birth?

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

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Can you tell me about delivering a breech baby vaginally?

Can you tell me about delivering a breech baby vaginally?

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

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At 36 wks- what are the chances of my breech baby flipping head down on her own? Txs!

At 36 wks- what are the chances of my breech baby flipping head down on her own? Txs!

Baby turning: If your baby has not dropped and become engaged. There is still a chance/. ...Read more

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How can I turn a breech baby?

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
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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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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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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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Does having a breech baby mean something is wrong with her?

Does having a breech baby mean something is wrong with her?

Possibly.: Term refuses that are breech have a 30% greater risk of genetic/anatomical anomalies. Other causes of breech presentation in labor: uterine anomalies, fibroids, polyhydramnios, fetal goiter. ...Read more

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Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 10ozs 34+5 weeks will she turn in 3 weeks?

Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 10ozs 34+5 weeks will she turn in 3 weeks?

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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Breech baby current estimated weight 6lb 100zs will she turn in 3 weeks 34 5 weeks?

Most do: Most breech babies will turn to the normal presentation on their own. Your doctor will be checking on future visits. ...Read more

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If you have a breech baby, do you have them vaginally or c-section?

If you have a breech baby, do you have them vaginally or c-section?

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

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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?

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

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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?

If it is your 1st: It could but not probable, if it is breech an elective csection for the breech is scheduled at 39 weeks the earliest or is done if u go into labor or your water breaks before then please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Is external cephalic version dangerous for baby or mom? Could it cause issues with unbiblical cord? I'm 36 weeks with a breech baby. Any advice?

Is external cephalic version dangerous for baby or mom? Could it cause issues with unbiblical cord? I'm 36 weeks with a breech baby. Any advice?

Version aversion?: Version (turning a baby from a breech presentation to vertex (head down)) is not without risk. And you are correct; umbilical cord compression or kinking can occur. This is why your baby is monitored throughout the procedure. Version is not always successful, i.e., babies can flip back. And it may be uncomfortable. It can, however, increase your chance of having a vaginal delivery. Talk with doc! ...Read more

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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.

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

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What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

Not a problem: Vaginal vault prolapse in pregnancy is not harmful, but can be uncomfortable. Ask your ob/gyn md to place a pessary into your vagina to lift up the cervix and reduce the prolapse problem until after delivery. ...Read more

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Baby is breech baby at 32 1/2 weeks. A lot of discomfort on rt ribs where baby's head is & left hip/pelvic area. Anything I can do to ease discomfort?

Can try positions: There are some positions which are thought to increase the chance of your baby turning to head down which might help. You can try getting on your elbows and knees with your head resting on a pillow this can aid the fetus in getting enough room to turn. You can try this for 15-20 minutes at a time, several times a day. It might or might not help but is unlikely to hurt anything! ...Read more

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What can I expect during a breech delivery?

What can I expect during a breech delivery?

C-section: If you are not having twins and live in the United States then you should expect a c-section for the delivery of a known breech baby. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breech delivery and its complications.?

Breech delivery: Basically means delivering first the baby butt then the head. It is very risky because head can get trapped inside the uterus and also hypoxic episodes are more prone in this case of delivery. Head is the largest part of the baby so maternal pelvis may not accomodate the head. Today in civilised world no one delivers breech unless the baby butt is out and you can't do a cesarean. ...Read more

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What doctors will do vaginal breech delivery in the home or hospital?

Breech: Unfortunately in this day and age of medical malpractice I don't think that you will find any md who will do a breech delivery in a home. You will be hard pressed to find one who will do a vaginal breech delivery in a hospital. It happens less and less often and the number of md's experienced in this is diminishing. ...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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Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

Rarely: Rarely does this happen where babies have congenital defects that are severe enough that they either neurological impair the baby and prevent movement or simply get in the way of a baby being able to flip on its own. This is a rare cause of breech though. ...Read more

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If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?

Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman "drop" if the baby is breeched?

Can a pregnant woman "drop" if the baby is breeched?

Yes: Dropping has to do with the baby moving down in the pelvis, giving you a little more room to breathe, but making you feel a lot more pressure on your bladder. This can occur whether the baby is head up (breech) or head down. Some say it means you will deliver soon, but that isn't always true - it can drop for weeks before delivery at times. ...Read more

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