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Is it always necessary to have a c-section if my baby is breech?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is a procedure called an external cephalic version.
An experienced physician uses his or her hands to gently move the baby into the correct position. A few years ago a medical study showed than vaginal breech delivery was more dangerous than a c section. Vaginal breech deliveries are not done often anymore. Ask if you are a candidate for external version.

In brief: No
There is a procedure called an external cephalic version.
An experienced physician uses his or her hands to gently move the baby into the correct position. A few years ago a medical study showed than vaginal breech delivery was more dangerous than a c section. Vaginal breech deliveries are not done often anymore. Ask if you are a candidate for external version.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pelvis size/baby siz
The head is the largest body part that must be delivered & depending on the shape of your pelvis & the size of the baby during labor, a c-section may be the reasonable choice.
If premature or small, vaginal birth would be less risky.However, when the margin is thin, you never want to have the bottom half delivered & the head stuck in the canal.

In brief: Pelvis size/baby siz
The head is the largest body part that must be delivered & depending on the shape of your pelvis & the size of the baby during labor, a c-section may be the reasonable choice.
If premature or small, vaginal birth would be less risky.However, when the margin is thin, you never want to have the bottom half delivered & the head stuck in the canal.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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