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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound Shows Breech Presentation

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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Is breech presentation corrected if the mother assumes a knee-chest posture?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My wife is 37 week pregnant with hypothyroid, breech presentation and high blood pressure. Should we go for cesarean before 40th week. Please suggest.

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

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What can I do if my abdominal ultrasound shows that my baby is in the breech position?

What can I do if my abdominal ultrasound shows that my baby is in the breech position?

Wait it out: Babies do change positions during pregnancy so it could switch by next week. If it doesn't switch naturally, sometimes the OB can try a turning maneuver called a version to turn it., but this has some risks. If you go to full term as a breach expect a surgical delivery. ...Read more

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The dr told my husband & i that are baby is breeched the bpd is 3.76cm should we be concered accoring to the ultrasound the g.a is 17w3d9d ?

The dr told my husband & i that are baby is breeched the bpd is 3.76cm should we be concered accoring to the ultrasound the g.a is 17w3d9d ?

No worries: It is not at all usual for a baby to be in a breech position during the second trimester. Your baby still has plenty of room and plenty of time to turn over. The position of the fetus is always reported on ultrasound, but is not really reason for concern until the baby is getting bigger and close to delivery. Don't worry. If the ultrasound findings are normal, you are blessed. ...Read more

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Cs delivery due to breech on my first child , now 8 months. Preggy had an ultrasound and babys position headdown is it going to be normal delivery?

Cs delivery due to breech on my first child , now 8 months. Preggy had an ultrasound and babys position headdown is it going to be normal delivery?

Maybe,maybe not: Vaginal delivery after cs is possible but must be approached with a plan for both possibilities.Here a woman is watched through labor and if progressing well, will deliver from below. If there is any slow down or problems identified the delivery is planned with a double setup, wherein both natural delivery or conversion to surgical delivery can be done in minutes. ...Read more

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If my baby was breech at my last two ultrasounds does that mean she will stay like that I am 23 weeks now?

If my baby was breech at my last two ultrasounds does that mean she will stay like that I am 23 weeks now?

Breech at 23 weeks..: Good news! breech at 23 weeks in no way predicts final presentation. She will be flipping/ turning more times than you will care to count over the next months and has lots of time to get into the ideal head first presentation before delivery! congratulations, and make that prenatal visit with pediatricians in your area if you don't have one picked out so you can find the right fit for you and baby. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks preg. And an ultrasound just revealed my baby is breech. What can I do to help her turn around so i can deliver vaginaly?

I am 36 weeks preg. And an ultrasound just revealed my baby is breech. What can I do to help her turn around so i can deliver vaginaly?

Not much: You could ask your doctor if he/she is willing to do an external cephalic version. This is a procedure where 1-2 doctors manually attempt to essentially flip your baby. Not all of us still do this. ...Read more

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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

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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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What can I expect during a breech delivery?

What can I expect during a breech delivery?

C-section: If you are not having twins and live in the United States then you should expect a c-section for the delivery of a known breech baby. ...Read more

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How do I know if my unborn is in a breech position or not?

Ultrasound is best!: 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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Breech Presentation (Definition)

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Breech Delivery (Definition)

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