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Is there anything I can do while pregnant to avoid a breech birth?

Is there anything I can do while pregnant to avoid a breech birth?

Sometimes: Depending, a version can be done by a OB or perinatologist that is trained to do that in the hospital only, to turn the baby sometimes it works and sometimes it does not and there are exercises u can do at home to try to turn the baby, I have a sheet that i give my pts who are breech- sometimes they work. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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My baby is in the breech position, what can I do to get my baby to turn? I’m 30 weeks pregnant and my baby is in the breech position. I really want to have a vaginal birth. Is there anything i can do to help my baby turn?

My baby is in the breech position, what can I do to get my baby to turn? I’m 30 weeks pregnant and my baby is in the breech position. I really want to have a vaginal birth. Is there anything i can do to help my baby turn?

Moxibustion: Wow, dr. Ranklin provided an excellent response. I just wanted to reinforce the information she presented about moxibustion. You can check this site for more information: http://www.Pregnancy.Com.Au/birth-choices/breech-birth/moxibustion-for-breech-presentation.Shtml. ...Read more

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I had son in 11-25-11had C-section only because he was breech. Im currently pregnant due in 8-28-14 could i ask to try for a vaginal birth?

I had son in 11-25-11had C-section only because he was breech. Im currently pregnant due in 8-28-14 could i ask to try for a vaginal birth?

Talk to your doc: Some docs will not allow a trial of labor after cesarean. But it is well within your right to ask for a referral to someone who will. There may be a doctor in your community who is able to do that. Sometimes it is a mfm (maternal fetal medicine) specialist. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and baby is breeched is there anything i can do to jump start labor?

36 weeks pregnant and baby is breeched is there anything i can do to jump start labor?

Why?: You probably aren't going to find a lot of OB docs willing to suggest you jump start labor at 36 week nor with being breech. Neither is a good idea as you are still preterm and most OB providers don't do breech vaginal birth anymore. Have you discussed if you are a candidate for external cephalic version? This a procedure where the doctor attempts to turn baby back to head down. ...Read more

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What to do when having pressure in your bottom at 33weeks pregnant but baby is still breech?

What to do when having pressure in your bottom at 33weeks pregnant but baby is still breech?

Consult provider : This is a question that should be discussed directly with the medical provider who is going to deliver to ensure there is no reason for concern. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman "drop" if the baby is breeched?

Can a pregnant woman "drop" if the baby is breeched?

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

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31wks pregnant having pelvic pain/press mostly on left side. Baby was breech on us a week ago. Possible baby is already engaging? Normal to feel this way?

Round ligament pain: As the uterus grows with the baby, there can be stretching of the ligments that hold the uterus called the round ligaments. These can cause sharp intermittent pain in the pelvis. They usually start sometime in the 2nd trimester and they are normal. ...Read more

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Ultrasound today at 17 weeks 6 days pregnant showed baby is in frank breech position. Should I be worried?

Ultrasound today at 17 weeks 6 days pregnant showed baby is in frank breech position. Should I be worried?

17 weeks breech: Would not worry too early to determine birth position, if at 32-36 weeks they are breech that is a concern, http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/breech-position-and-breech-birth-topic-overview ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant first baby, is there a chance that she changes from a breech position? Have been doing several exercises over the past few weeks

38 weeks pregnant first baby, is there a chance that she changes from a breech position? Have been doing several exercises over the past few weeks

Possible!: 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

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Breech Delivery (Definition)

Breech is the word used to describe a baby that is positioned in the womb ...Read more