During the first and second trimester, the baby will resume turning and rotating in the womb. In the last trimester, the baby will have more of a difficult time when trying to rotate due to having less room in the womb.
Usually around 32 week throughout the 38 week he will settle in his final position, which is head down.
A breech birth is a birth of a baby from a breech presentation, in which the baby exits the pelvis with the buttocks or feet first as opposed to the normal head position down.
If the baby does not turn and remains in a breech position, then it can cause certain complications and often requires a C-section.
The different types of breech presentation are classified into the following:
There are no exact causes for why a baby might be born in a breech position. However, here are some of the risk factors that play into your baby been in a breech position.
There are no signs for the mother to know if the baby it's in a breech position. At times, you might feel sharp kicks low in the belly area.
A routine cervical exam will diagnose if the baby is in a breech position.
Baby usually turn into proper position by their own by week 36th at the third trimester.
Things you can try to turn your baby yourself:
The ECV procedure has a risk of complications. The baby can get tangled in the umbilical cord. It can also cause the placenta being torn away from the uterine wall also known as placental abruption.
Many women experience these complications may lead to premature delivery or abnormalities in the heart rate. These complications will require an emergency C-section.
The baby fails to turn into proper head down birth position in around 3%-4%.
The ICD-9 code used for
breech babies is 652.1, while its ICD-10 codes are O32.1, O64.1,
O80.1, O83.0, and P03.0.
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