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Do breech babies carry congenital defects?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. James DuRant
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hip Development

The big issue with breech babies is they can at higher risk for developmental dysplasia of the hip.
(ddh) your pediatrician will just need to do a hip exam at well child follow ups to screen. Because female infants with a positive family history of ddh and females born in breech presentation have the highest risks of ddh, imaging with an ultrasound or radiography is recommended for these infants.

In brief: Hip Development

The big issue with breech babies is they can at higher risk for developmental dysplasia of the hip.
(ddh) your pediatrician will just need to do a hip exam at well child follow ups to screen. Because female infants with a positive family history of ddh and females born in breech presentation have the highest risks of ddh, imaging with an ultrasound or radiography is recommended for these infants.
Dr. James DuRant
Dr. James DuRant
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Dr. Bin Sung
Your pediatrician will refer the baby to orthopedics if the suspicion is high on exam.
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