Key Messages These are the main health messages that should be conveyed to all future and new parents. They have been written in second person and at a reading level appropriate for the general public so that they can be shared with them directly. They are based on a consensus founded in scientific research and professional practice.
Despite a shift in clinical practice favouring cesarean section for breech presentation, adequate skills are still needed for a safe vaginal breech birth. This case report illustrates the physiological mechanism of vaginal breech birth. Her irregular contractions are gradual.
Fewer breech babies are now born vaginally than 15 years ago, when a landmark study found that cesarean sections greatly reduced the risk of death for the baby. But as of40 percent of mothers in that situation still choose a vaginal birth, and the risks are still high, according to a new study. In the safest vaginal birth, the baby turns and lies head-down in the pelvis before delivery.
Jump to navigation. The best outcomes in childbirth for both mothers and babies are when babies are born head-first. If the baby is in another position, there is a higher risk of complications including the need for caesarean section.
Sometimes, the baby is in a bottom-first or feet-first position. This is called a breech birth or breech baby. Babies can be breech early in pregnancy.
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A breech birth is when a baby is born bottom first instead of head first. Most babies in the breech position are born by a caesarean section because it is seen as safer than being born vaginally. During the first period, which lasts until the 24th gestational week, the incidence of a longitudinal lie increases, with equal proportions of breech or cephalic presentations from this lie.
Centres around the world compared planned vaginal birth and elective caesarean section for babies in a breech position. The study showed that there was a difference in the number of injuries breech babies experienced when born vaginally. The recommendation was that breech babies be born via caesarean section, and almost overnight women lost the option of vaginal birth.
Demeaning patient behavior takes emotional toll on physicians. Should a baby that presents breech at term be delivered vaginally or by cesarean delivery? Furthermore, are there antepartum parameters that can distinguish which women are at high risk versus low risk for adverse neonatal outcomes when presenting breech at delivery?