Breech Pregnancy and Birth

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Around 8 months of pregnancy, there is limited space in the uterus. The majority of babies make the most of their confined quarters by settling in a head down position, which is known as a cephalic presentation. If your baby is breech during pregnancy, it means that he or she is poised to come out buttocks or even feet first. If a doctor failed to perform a breech c section and caused injury to you or your baby, it is important to contact an attorney.

There are numerous types of breech pregnancy presentations:

  • Frank breech (bottom first with feet up near the head)
  • Complete breech (bottom first with legs in an Indian-style position)
  • Footling breech (one or even both feet are poised to come out first)

When labor commences at term, just about 97 percent of babies are set-to come out head first. The majority of the rest are breech. In infrequent pregnancy cases, a baby will be askew in the uterus with his shoulder or even arm presenting first; this would be called a transverse position, very rarely these pregnancy cases occur. If a baby came out in that position, the chance of a brachial plexus injury is extremely high.

When you are approaching term, if your baby’s in breech position isn’t lucid throughout an abdominal examination, your caregiver can do an internal examination to attempt to feel what part of the baby is in your pelvis. In a number of cases, the doctor may utilize ultrasound to confirm the baby’s position.

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