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Dr. Scott Keith
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Footling Breech Presentation (Overview)

Baby born with foot (s) as presenting part.


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What sort of disorder is a footling breech presentation at delivery?

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.

Dr. Scott Keith
3 Doctors shared insights

Footling Breech Presentation (Overview)

Baby born with foot (s) as presenting part.


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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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Baby was footling breech since 24wks. Recently turned cephalic at 32wks yesterday. Is it likely she will stay that way till birth now? Wat can I do?

Baby was footling breech since 24wks. Recently turned cephalic at 32wks yesterday. Is it likely she will stay that way till birth now? Wat can I do?

Be patient: A fetus assumes whatever position the uterus and chance allows, with more variability early and less as it approaches term. From now until term, increasing size forces less change in position as the uterine wall becomes stretched to accommodate baby. Although there is a chance she can still flip, it is less than earlier. There is little if anything you can do to influence the final position.

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What is footling breech fetal position?

What is footling breech fetal position?

Bottom 1st-foot xtnd: The footling breech position is an unusual one. The bottom faces the birth canal (head up at the top of the uterus), & usually one leg is extended into the birth canal.

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Why would a fetus turn to footling breech?

Why would a fetus turn to footling breech?

Breech: A small percentage of fetus' r breech in the 3rd trimester. Presentation is based on fetal movement. Sometimes a baby is breech because the bony structure of the pelvis is contracted and never allows the fetal head to become engaged in the women's pelvis.

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Footling breech at 30 weeks. What are chances of her changing to cephalic? I have sme minor uterine synechiae near my cervix n scarring in cervix? : (

Depends- what did: Your doctor say? In some cases, 'going on all fours' meaning a position that looks similar to doing the cat/or dog yoga position (without arching your back) on hands and knees will belly hanging down, can allow the fetus to have enough potential space to rearrange itself, its own positioning in the womb to not be breech, not necessarily an old wive's tale. Other times, u need the doctor to assist.

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29wks pregnant and have an inert fear that bubs cord will prolapse/get stuck and I won't know. She is footling breech and anterior placenta? Scared : (

Bag of water: Cord prolapse is a known complication of a footling breech presentation but the bag of water must be broken for this to happen. You could ask your doctor if there is any reason to suspect that you would be at risk for preterm labor or preterm rupture of membranes. Many babies are breech at 29 weeks with only a tiny percent staying that way at term.

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What to do if I'm 38 weeks pregnant and discovered at 37 weeks baby is footling breech. Had scan whichtop too. Any way to identify babys position?

What to do if I'm 38 weeks pregnant and discovered at 37 weeks baby is footling breech. Had scan whichtop too. Any way to identify babys position?

Exam: Your OB will be able to determine this through physical exam. Just keep your next appointment. Call the office to confirm when he or she wants to see you again.

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28wks pregnant. Found out at ob appt today baby is footling breech. Ob wants to monitor cervix fortnightly. Is this dangerous? Scared of cord prolapse?

OK to monitor: Though I wouldn't be so concerned about your cervix unless it were open or if there were concern about preterm labor, it is reasonable to regularly see your obstetrician for prenatal care. Ultrasounds to evaluate your baby's position and switch from breech to cephalic are important and just b/c it's breech now doesn't mean it'll be breech later. See your doctor ASAP if you have pain/discharge.

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30wks pregnant. Been havin to urinate more recently bubs footling breech n often feel her kickin my bladder. No UTI symptoms. Just peeing more Normal?

30wks pregnant. Been havin to urinate more recently bubs footling breech n often feel her kickin my bladder. No UTI symptoms. Just peeing more Normal?

Frequency: Even if the baby wasn't breech you would likely have more urinary frequency and urgency as the amount of urine your bladder can fill before feeling full is less. If however you get blood in the urine or burning assume it may be a UTI and call your OB

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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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What is the definition or description of: Breech presentation?

Breech delivery: Breech presentation is defined as a fetus with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix at the birth.

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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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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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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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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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