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Expect Breech Delivery
Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more
How common are cord accidents/prolapse/compression with footling breech at+after 28 weeks of pregnancy? is footling breech dangerous during pregnancy?
Yes: Babies can be delivered vaginally even over 10 lbs. Some larger babies may cause difficulty with delivery however. Do not rely on the estimated size to determine if the baby can be delivered vaginally as size estimates in the 3rd trimester can be inaccurate. Rely on your obstetrician's experience! ...Read more
No, it should not: You should ask the anesthetist or obstetrician any questions you have about the procedure; but the reason it is used so frequently instead of other drugs is that it is so safe. Good luck! ...Read more
Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After 2 births(vag), I had 2 retained placentas, 2 postpartum hemmorhage 2nd labor precipitous (2hr) Is induction or csection safer to manage nextime
May be: Since the likelihood of such complications increase with subsequent pregnancies, your OB might suggest you to deliver at a predictable time. ...Read more
Placenta accreta: A previously undiagnosed placenta accrete may be diagnosed at the time of a cesarean section. This would occur when the OB is trying to remove the placenta but cannot because it is attached (accreta). On the other hand, if the placenta detaches easily, the uterine cavity is always explored so it would be rare to have an attached placenta left behind but a focal placenta accrete could be missed. ...Read more
Same: First off I am so sorry to hear about the stillbirth. Emotionally that can be very challenging to recover from. Physically the recovery will be the same as another c section. Most patients can leave the hospital in 48-72 hours, will be sore requiring pain medication for 1-2 weeks and then back to normal by week 5-6. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: By definition, a breech delivery is not normal, because it is not the typical way for a fetus to present. However, that does not mean the baby cannot be delivered in the normal fashion, i.e., by the vaginal route. Delivering a breech fetus by the vaginal route does carry some additional risk, since it can be more difficult, so the medical team must be experienced in this type of vaginal delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Confusing question: If you want a baby with high risk of cerebral palsy or worse, sign the waver accepting full responsibility & insist on a vaginal delivery for a full term breach baby. The judge can review it during the trial if they go after your other kids. The normal delivery for a full term breech baby is a C-section. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cs delivery due to breech on my first child , now 8 months. Preggy had an ultrasound and babys position headdown is it going to be normal delivery?
Maybe,maybe not: Vaginal delivery after cs is possible but must be approached with a plan for both possibilities.Here a woman is watched through labor and if progressing well, will deliver from below. If there is any slow down or problems identified the delivery is planned with a double setup, wherein both natural delivery or conversion to surgical delivery can be done in minutes. ...Read more
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?
I have a newborn baby girl and on the way to delivery it was discovered that it's a breech baby, now she has a breech head. What to do to solve this?
Usually c-section: The head is the largest structure to pass through the birth canal & it would pinch off the placenta providing oxygen during delivery. In most cases breech babies are delivered C-section in the US. In rare cases the OB can do a version & move baby into a head first position, but usually they do it while set up to do the surgery. ...Read more
I was in csection with my first child beacause of breech is there any way possible for me to have a normal delivery on my 2nd child?Im 7 wiks preggy
15 days pp C-section delivery due to breech position. Pain, numbness and reduced mobility in hands and feet when I wake up.. Should I be concerned?
Positional Numbness: Your symptoms are likely due to you not moving much when you sleep due to your incisional pain. When you stay in one position you place pressure on the nerves and they " go to sleep" resulting in the symptoms you describe. Once you get moving or change positions those symptoms go away. If they do not then see your doctor. As you get further out from surgery and move more at night it will improve. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Version or c-section: If the baby is breech at 38 weeks then you may need to consider having the baby turned if you are interested in having a vaginal delivery. If you do not have a version and the baby is breech when you go into labor then the safest way to delivery the baby is via c-section. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers