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What does it mean for a baby to be breech?

What does it mean for a baby to be breech?

Version or c-section: If the baby is breech at 38 weeks then you may need to consider having the baby turned if you are interested in having a vaginal delivery. If you do not have a version and the baby is breech when you go into labor then the safest way to delivery the baby is via c-section. ...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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What does it mean if a docter says your baby is transverse breech? also how serious is complete placenta previa?

What does it mean if a docter says your baby is transverse breech? also how serious is complete placenta previa?

Pregnancy questions: transverse breech refers to the baby's position in the uterus which is across from side to side with the buttocks more down A complete placenta previa means the placenta is completely over the cervix and will require a C-section ...Read more

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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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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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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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Does having a breech baby mean something is wrong with her?

Does having a breech baby mean something is wrong with her?

Possibly.: Term refuses that are breech have a 30% greater risk of genetic/anatomical anomalies. Other causes of breech presentation in labor: uterine anomalies, fibroids, polyhydramnios, fetal goiter. ...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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39 weeks, breech baby, having c sect. Does breech mean there's something wrong with baby? I read neuro-musc so she CANT move? Or handicap??

39 weeks, breech baby, having c sect. Does breech mean there's something wrong with baby? I read neuro-musc so she CANT move? Or handicap??

Fetus abnormal : As fetal age increase to term, the incidence of breech presentation decreases from 7% at 36 weeks to 3-4 % at 40 weeks and can be due to both fetal factors as well as maternal, such as the size of the pelvis in relation to the infant head, placental location,, etc. Statistics report that less than 10% of infants that are born breech have underlying abnormalities. Best wishes for a healthy baby ...Read more

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I recently went to get an u/s at 38 weeks and they told me the baby is breech and that they see 2 placentas but only see one baby. What does it mean?

I recently went to get an u/s at 38 weeks and they told me the baby is breech and that they see 2 placentas but only see one baby. What does it mean?

Cesarean section?: Breech presentation at term is best managed with prelabor cesarean section unless your obstetrician thinks that an external cephalic version is likely to be successful, or your fetus decides to turn head down on its own. Paraplacenta is not very rare but carries risks for vasa previa (require cesarean section to avoid fetal exsanguination in labor) and postpartum hemorrhage from retained placenta. ...Read more

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My baby is breech at 32 weeks. Does that mean something is wrong with her - fetal abnormalities? If so, what abnormalities?

Normal Baby: Nope. It just means that the butt is down in the uterus and the head is up. The opposite of the way it should be. Breech in no way implies fetal abnormalities. Not sure where you got that. ...Read more