Today you’ll learn about what happens if your baby is breech. I originally talked about this three years ago and it came to mind because recently I did a surprise vaginal breech birth and after that I had folks saying they wanted to come to me with their breech babies so they could have a vaginal birth. I’d love to be able to see everyone who asked but breech birth is not that simple.
Now what does breech mean? Breech is when a baby’s butt is closer to the vagina than the head. It’s quite common in early pregnancy, however it’s actually a very small percentage of babies that are breech at term. Most breech babies are normal, however there are some malformations and mild deformations that can result. There are signs you and your doctor can look out for so you can choose the right management options. From turning the baby to cesarean, one way or another your birth team can help you have a happy and healthy baby.
In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:
- What is breech presentation
- How common is it
- What risk factors can increase the chances of having a breech baby
- What are the different types of breech presentation and why do they matter
- How to tell if your baby is breech
- What are the treatment options for managing a breech pregnancy
- What are some alternative methods you could try in order to turn your baby
- What happens after a breech birth
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