Breech position


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Breech position

When a child is oriented feet first in the mother's uterus just before delivery.
Mentioned in: Antenatal Testing
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The 33-year-old said: "When I was told my son was in the breech position it did make me anxious as I didn't want to have a Caesarean section and I was keen to find out what other birthing options were available.
My baby was in the "'frank" breech position, which meant his feet were straight up by his head, which is the most desired position for a breech to be born in.
The 71b 1oz royal baby was delivered by Caesarean section because she was in the breech position.
The international study widely known as the Term Breech Trial was published in October 2000 (1) and resulted in a call for all babies known to be in the breech position at term to be delivered by Caesarean section (CS).
Doctors had feared Gabby would need a Caesarean but, despite Lois being in the breech position, she was determined to deliver the babies naturally.
On the day baby John was born midwives did not examine Mrs Kennedy when they should have, and missed diagnosing the potentially dangerous breech position John was in until it was too late.
When pregnant Tanya Cooper discovered her twins were in a breech position she was reluctant to have a Caesarean.
Jill said: "I had all sorts of problems because of the way Ellie Rae was in the breech position.
Problems can crop up during labour, including the placenta blocking the neck of the womb, the baby stopping moving or being in distress, or getting into a breech position (buttocks first).
Mum went into labour prematurely with twins, one in the breech position.
MOST babies are delivered head first but, in the breech position, the baby's bottom emerges first followed by the legs.