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.
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
Worried doctors delivered 7lb 10oz daughter Freya by Caesarean section after discovering she was in the breech position
"Antony was born in the breech position
and didn't seem to be breathing so the operator told me to put his head back to unblock his airways.
Her daughter, Kathryn, now 12, was in a breech position
and born by caesarean section.
The second baby, Lucia, was even more complicated to deliver because she was in the breech position
Elective C-sections are done for medical reasons, such as a baby in a breech position
or if the mother has had a C-section in the past and does not want to deliver vaginally.
* Babies in breech position
or mothers with any known history of labour complications must not opt for this kind of birth as doctors cannot continuously monitor the foetus while water birthing.
At eight months the scan would tell whether the unborn baby was in a breech position
, which is riskier for mum and child.
In case of hypertension, diabetes or gestational diabetes or if the baby is in the breech position
, or pregnancy with multiples or for other issues, a multispecialty hospital becomes indispensable for an expecting mother at all stages and beyond.
The now 35-year-old had been rushed into theatre at 25 weeks pregnant as her child was delivering prematurely in the breech position