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What causes babies to end up in the breech position?

What causes babies to end up in the breech position?

Many factors: Causes for breech presentation include preterm babies, twins, polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid), fibroids, uterine anomalies, or placenta previa. Many breech presentations have none of these risk factors. ...Read more

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Breech Delivery (Definition)

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


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If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?

If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby  still  change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech  babies?

Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more

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Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

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

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Does anyone know what are the side effects of a baby born in the breech position?

Does anyone know what are the side effects of a baby born in the breech position?

It depends: If your breech baby is delivered by cesarean section , there is probably no significant issues. Sometimes the baby will have been in that position for a considerable time and may have early issues with hips, but not usually. The increased risk comes from vaginal birth, since the last part to deliver is the head. And with twins delivered vaginally, the second twin is often delivered as a breech. ...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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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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What are the risks to baby if she is born vaginally in a breech position?

What are the risks to baby if she is born vaginally in a breech position?

Very risky: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read more

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What causes breech and malpresentation of baby in the womb, while having fibroadenomas on the breast?

What causes breech and malpresentation of baby in the womb, while having fibroadenomas on the breast?

Breech: Breast fibroid enigmas having nothing to do with your baby's position. Most breech or malpositioned babies are there just by chance. Occasionally an abnormal shape of the inside of the uterus will make breech more common. Also, fibroid tumors in the uterus can alter the shape of the uterine cavity making breech/malpositioned more likely. About 3% of babies will be breech at delivery. ...Read more

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Can I refuse the doctor to physically turn my baby out of a breech position?

Can I refuse the doctor to physically turn my baby out of a breech position?

Yes: You don't have to go through with an external version (that's the name for turning the baby) unless you want. You have to give consent for it, as there is some risk involved. Though unusual, you can go into labor, the baby's heart rate can drop, your membranes can rupture, and more. If you don't want to do it, your doc will want to do a c. Section, most likely, but that is your choice. ...Read more

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