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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Perinatal mortality was more in relation to footling breech.
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.
He was a footling breech birth, but was normal upon examination, fed well, and discharged from the nursery after 24 hours.
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 general, the consensus panel concluded that the cesarean presents a lower risk to the infant than a vaginal delivery when a breech fetus is 8 pounds or larger, when a fetus is in a complete or footling breech position or when a fetus is breech with marked hyperextension of the head.
Presentation was footling breech, and fetal heart sounds were present.
While patients having multiple pregnancy, preterm labour, fetuses with congenital anomalies and complicated breech presentation [ previous cesarean section, macrosomic fetus ( Greater than 4kg), footling breech, premature rupture of the membrane] were excluded from the study.