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What is footling breech fetal position?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Feet at the bottom

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

In brief: Feet at the bottom

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
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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