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Causes Of Frank Breech Presentation
Breech delivery: Breech presentation is defined as a fetus with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix at the birth. ...Read more
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
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
Footling breech: Baby born with foot (s) as presenting part. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: A placenta previa (covering the cervix) can increase the risk of a breech baby. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Last pregnancy my baby was breeched cause my placenta was a little low. What are the chances of this happening again?
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.
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
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. ...Read more
27wks pregnant. Cervix monitored+on progesterone pessaries. Bub breech kicks down low feels like she's kicking my cervix. Can this cause cx dilation?
The simple answer is yes, but don't be too concerned.
I have two twin daughters age 8. They were delivered 7-8 weeks early and had a combined birth-weight of 2 kilos (about 4 lbs). I could hold each of them in the palm of my hand.
They have been thriving since leaving the hospital those many years ago and are gorgeous (not that I am biased).
Be patient and you will have a wonderful daughter. ...Read more
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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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
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
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
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
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