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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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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


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Do the legs and hips go back to normal in children born in the breech position?

Do the legs and hips go back to normal in children born in the breech position?

Yes : Most breech babies maintain their in-utero pose for only a short while. Enjoy the easier diapering position & your pediatrician will make sure your baby has normal hips & joints before you go home. ...Read more

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In a pregnancy where the baby is breech, does the doctor try to invert the baby's position?

In a pregnancy where the baby is breech, does the doctor try to invert the baby's position?

Maybe: You can either do a version or most likely for what is best for you have an elective c/s for breech. Some patients depending on the number of previous deliveries might even attempt a vaginal delivery. Talk with you OB and a plan of action between you and your OB can be determined. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep when your pregnant ?

Is it normal to wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep when your pregnant ?

Yes: You don't have to be pregnant to have this problem either. If you've slept long enough that the body has met it's minimal need for sleep it will be much harder to fall back asleep. If you have things on your mind that you worry about, that will make it harder too. And if the baby is active or giving you discomfort, that will also make it hard. ...Read more

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Is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?

Is it true that the closer you get to death the more your body start to curl up into the fetal position?

Dying Process: While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation. One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that has a slow decline, confining them in bed over a prolonged period time. Then the large muscles, from disuse, begin to contract and atrophy, and the body becomes curled. ...Read more

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Baby is in the head down position at 29 weeks. Is she likely to stay there? Does this increase the possibility of preterm/early delivery?

Baby is in the head down position at 29 weeks. Is she likely to stay there? Does this increase the possibility of preterm/early delivery?

Yes and no: Since most babies deliver from the head down position it is likely to end up that way but change is possible. No, being head down does not mean you are more likely to deliver early. Be aware of your sensations and check out any early contractions with the OB to be sure you know when to come in for an evaluation.Early labor can be stopped so baby has a better chance to avoid newborn intensive care. ...Read more

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What to do for normal delivery when baby breech presentation at the 9th month?

What to do for normal delivery when baby breech presentation at the 9th month?

Confusing question: If you want a baby with high risk of cerebral palsy or worse, sign the waver accepting full responsibility & insist on a vaginal delivery for a full term breach baby. The judge can review it during the trial if they go after your other kids. The normal delivery for a full term breech baby is a C-section. ...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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Is it wrong to let my baby fall asleep with the bottle in the crib?

Is it wrong to let my baby fall asleep with the bottle in the crib?

Yes: Saliva protects a baby's teeth while awake, but disappears while asleep. If you regularly let your baby fall asleep with a bottle, you are greatly increasing the chances of tooth decay from too much milk sugar coming in contact with the teeth. Consider water (if you've started solids) or a pacifier at bedtime instead. ...Read more

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What causes a baby's lungs to not be straight up and down? They are slightly tilted upwards

What causes a baby's lungs to not be straight up and down? They are slightly tilted upwards

Do you mean ribs?: A baby's rib age often has more if a bell shape than an adult. It become more straight with time, but no ones ribs are perfectly straight up and down. I hope this answers you question! ...Read more

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What to do if the baby is in transverse position?

C-section: Babies may remain transverse for a variety of reasons. Sometimes there is a benign growth in the uterine wall or other issue that prevents movement into a normal position. Regardless of the cause, these are only deliverable surgically. ...Read more

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Could one twin moved into the head down position after I give birth to the first twin?

Could one twin moved into the head down position after I give birth to the first twin?

Well: Depending on the doc, a vaginal breech extraction can be performed on twin 2 if twin 1 paves the way. If vtx/ breech it would likely b #2 a breech extraction. Most docs go for the section because we have less experience with breech delivery. At times it's no so clear, baby 2 may be transverse and come down either way. Most docs go for the section on twins unless both r head down, not unwise. ...Read more

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What happens to the veins or arteries in the umbilical cord that were connected to the baby (the baby's end)?

What happens to the veins or arteries in the umbilical cord that were connected to the baby (the baby's end)?

Not needed any more!: The two arteries and vein that are in the cord, as well as the supporting gelatinous-like substance that surrounds those vessels, pretty much just 'shrivel up'. (in the womb, they carried blood to and from the placenta.) it isn't unusual to see a very small amount of blood as the dried stump of the cord separates, and even a few days after that, but there shouldn't be any other kind of discharge. ...Read more

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Can a baby move from vertex to breech position after 38 weeks? he is in vertex position from the very beginning.currently he is at -1 station

Can a baby move from vertex to breech position after 38 weeks? he is in vertex position from the very beginning.currently he is at -1 station

Maybe/unlikely: You will know the final position when you go into labor & changes do occur. However, it is much more likely earlier in pregnancy when the amniotic fluid/baby ratio is higher & there is more room for them to maneuver. If He has maintained a steady position for 38 wks, it is likely to stay that way. However, I wouldn't make any bets on it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to train a baby (1yo) to fall asleep again in his crib when waking up at night?

What is the best way to train a baby (1yo) to fall asleep again in his crib when waking up  at night?

Start of right: Babies do not understand sleep like an adult.They drift into sleep like you would in a boring lecture. If you lay baby down awake but tired &read to him from a distance, he can start the night off alone, like he will be @ 3am. Once he knows how to go down on his own, you can check on him in 5-10 min intervals until he resettles.He may just have some separation anxiety & need to know things are ok. ...Read more

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At how many weeks does the baby turn into birth position?

At how many weeks does the baby turn into birth position?

Depends: On amount of fluid, gravida, weeks ofgestation. Commonly it head or breech engages hrs before normal delivery. ...Read more

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What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

Minimal : The risk to the mother is minimal most of the time. The risk to the fetus is significant at that gestational age. Prematurity and it's side effects is very serious. ...Read more