footling breech

footling breech

Etymology: AS, fot + ME, brech
an intrauterine position of the fetus in which one or both feet are positioned below the buttocks at the inlet of the maternal pelvis. One foot presents in a single footling breech, both in a double footling breech. Compare frank breech. See also breech birth.

foot·ling breech

(futling brēch)
An abnormal fetal position that causes the presenting part to be the foot of the fetus.

Footling breech

A position of the fetus while in the uterus where the feet of the fetus are nearest the cervix and will be the first part of the fetus to exit the uterus, with the head of the fetus being the last part to exit the uterus.
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You will see a tail, but no feet for a frank breech; you will see two hooves facing up for a footling breech.
Nine days into treatment, at 23 weeks' gestation, 210 hours after membrane rupture, a 415-g live-born girl was delivered spontaneously in footling breech with Apgar scores of 1 (1 min) and 5 (5 min).
One midwife, Diane, who was direct-entry and apprenticed before she became a CNM, recently did a footling breech in the water, and a shoulder dystocia with the baby's cord wrapped around its neck.
One said she had a safe and successful home birth with the same complication as Koberstein - a footling breech delivery where the baby emerges feet first.
The staff weren't able to touch him because he was a footling breech, which means if you try and help them in any way, you could damage their necks.
Standard procedure for paramedics and EMTs encountering a footling breech birth was to transport the patient to a hospital immediately.
Shanley describes her own four unassisted births, including one footling breech and a 5 week premature birth where the baby dies (which she says was a manifestation of her desire to miscarry).
In speaking with Koberstein after the failed delivery, he believed that she was uninformed about the risks involved with every step of the birth - including how hazardous a footling breech is.
However, in this extraordinary case, when a physician encountered a two-legged footling breech presentation, there should have been no question whatsoever that a C-Section was indicated.