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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?

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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Breech Delivery (Definition)

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

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Why would a fetus turn to footling breech?

Why would a fetus turn to footling breech?

Breech: A small percentage of fetus' r breech in the 3rd trimester. Presentation is based on fetal movement. Sometimes a baby is breech because the bony structure of the pelvis is contracted and never allows the fetal head to become engaged in the women's pelvis. ...Read more

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What is footling breech fetal position?

What is footling breech fetal position?

Bottom 1st-foot xtnd: The footling breech position is an unusual one. The bottom faces the birth canal (head up at the top of the uterus), & usually one leg is extended into the birth canal. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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