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Dr. Jack Yu
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Breech Presentation (Definition)

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is the definition or description of: Footling breech presentation?

Footling breech: Baby born with foot (s) as presenting part.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Can problems with the placenta cause a breeched baby?

Can problems with the placenta cause a breeched baby?

Yes: A placenta previa (covering the cervix) can increase the risk of a breech baby.

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What causes breech and malpresentation of baby in the womb, while having fibroadenomas on the breast?

What causes breech and malpresentation of baby in the womb, while having fibroadenomas on the breast?

Breech: Breast fibroid enigmas having nothing to do with your baby's position. Most breech or malpositioned babies are there just by chance. Occasionally an abnormal shape of the inside of the uterus will make breech more common. Also, fibroid tumors in the uterus can alter the shape of the uterine cavity making breech/malpositioned more likely. About 3% of babies will be breech at delivery.

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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!

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In a car crash at 35 weeks pregnant. Prior to, baby was cephalic, post it was breech. What is the likelyhood of the crash (from behind) being the cause?

Probably unknown: In order to know the likelihood of a fetus switching from cephalic to breech due to a car crash, researchers would have to collect information on many similar crashes involving similar women at similar weeks of pregnancy, and count the number of "switches". They would then have to compare that data to the number of "switches" that occur in a group of very similar women, but who had no car crashes.

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Breech Delivery (Definition)

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