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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. ...Read more

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Baby Presenting Head First (Definition)

A cephalic presentation is when the head comes out first during birth. The term "fetal presentation" refers to the part of your baby's body that is closest to the birth canal. In most full-term pregnancies, the baby is positioned head down, or ...Read more


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In my ultrasound (36 weeks) i'm in cephalic presentation, possible chances of normal delivery?

In my ultrasound (36 weeks) i'm in cephalic presentation, possible chances of normal delivery?

Very high: That's great and you couldn't expect anything more at this point in the pregnancy. A vaginal delivery is dependent on the size of the baby, and the shape of the woman's pelvis. Of course, those can be out of your control. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 35 week old pregnancy normal delivery possible fetal is in cephalic presentation?

What to do if I'm 35 week old pregnancy normal delivery possible fetal is in cephalic presentation?

Yes: Cephalic presentation just means the baby is head down. Breech presentation would mean the baby is butt down and that is usually delivered by c-section. ...Read more

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What exercises will help prepare me for labor and delivery?

What exercises will help prepare me for labor and delivery?

Low impact ones.: Stationary bike, treadmill, walking, swimming are all excellent choices for pregnancy conditioning in preparation for labor. You can lower your risk for c-section and large babies if you maintain a normal weight for you height and use one of the above options every other day for 30-45 minutes. Avoid heavy lifting, exercising in the heat/humidity and maintain good hydration throughout. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to get organized for labor and delivery?

What do I need to do to get organized for labor and delivery?

My list: Consider taking a childbirth education class. Make sure you have childcare lined up for any other children you have at home--even in the middle of the night. Complete any large projects you need accomplished at home in the next year. Good luck! ...Read more

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What excercises can II fo to have a smoother labor and delivery?

What excercises can II fo to have a smoother labor and delivery?

Stay active: Staying active during pregnancy has many benefits fr your body before, during and after delivery, as well as mood benefits. Walking and even running can be done well into pregnancy. Stretches and yoga poses (gentle) ones keep flexibility good and train you in controlled breathing. Kegel or pelvic floor exercises help you connect with those important muscles. Good luck for a gentle journey! ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is cephalic presentation?

What does it mean if there is cephalic presentation?

Head down: Cephalic means that the baby's head is down, which from an obstetrical perspective is the desirable position, as opposed to breech, when the baby is bottom down. ...Read more

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What will labor and delivery be like?

What will labor and delivery be like?

Depends!: Such a big question for 400 characters. For most, it will be a great experience. For a few, it will be stressful. Ask your family members and friends that have had babies, and your physician as well. It will be a new experience for you no matter what! make sure your doc or midwife answers all your questions before you go into labor. A tour of l and d is usually available. ...Read more

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Do labor and delivery laborists usually work at night?

Do labor and delivery laborists usually work at night?

Yes!: That's the whole point of a laborist team; that the cover l&d 24-7-365, allowing for excellence in labor outcomes and freeing up the other physicians to see more patients in clinic and ultrasound. ...Read more