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Footling Breech Presentation
Footling Breech Presentation (Overview)
Baby born with foot(s) as presenting part.
Footling Breech Presentation (Overview)
Baby born with foot(s) as presenting part.
Footling breech: Baby born with foot(s) as presenting part. ...Read more
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 than 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
Play on words: You could consider it a challenge or a complication depending on the setting. If baby was head down all 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
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 2.83.6), and in a third consecutive breech pregnancy was 13.9 (95% ci 8.822.1). ...Read more
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 more
There is single active intrauterine fetus with Breech presentation. Fetal body movement and cardiac activity are present.
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 a 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
Can a baby turn from cephalic to breech even after her head being engaged at 36wks? Hope she doesn't turn because she was footling up until 32wks!
Probably not: If the head is truly engaged in the pelvis as determined by your doctor, there is very little chance the baby will turn. It is common for babies to be breech until the third trimester. You will be examined well before labor upon starting labor to confirm cephalic presentation. ...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
Yes: A placenta previa (covering the cervix) can increase the risk of a breech baby. ...Read more
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
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 more
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
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