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Turn Breech Baby
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Unknown: No one knows how it works, but the theory is that the uterus relaxes allowing the baby extra room to turn on its own. There are many small studies that suggest moxibustion with or without acupuncture results in an increased rate of the baby turning to be head down. There are no large randomized trials however. It worked for me though :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patience: About 95% of babies will be in a vertex (head down) presentation at the time of labor. At 32 to 34 weeks about one third are breech, most will turn before labor. After 35 weeks the chance that the baby will turn is decreasing - the only thing that has been shown to increase the likelihood of a breech baby turning is for the woman to assume a knee chest position for fifteen each day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Most likely: 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
Possible: Many breech babies will turn on their own & there are "breech tilt" maneuvers that your OB or certified midwife can teach you. At 37 weeks, ultrasound can confirm fetal position and see if you are a candidate for ecv (external cephalic version). If breech persists despite all measures, current standards are c-section with labor or at 39 weeks. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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