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  Breech - LoveToKnow 1911
BREECH (common in early forms to Teutonic languages), a covering for the lower part of the body and legs.
The "Breeches Bible," a name for the Geneva Bible of 1560, is so called because "breeches" is used for the aprons of fig-leaves made by Adam and Eve.
"Breeching" is a strap passed round the breech of a harnessed horse and joined to the shafts to allow a vehicle to be backed.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Breech   (183 words)

 Breech Birth Information on Healthline
Breech birth is the delivery of a fetus (unborn baby) hind end first.
If the baby is born from the breech position, the skull does not have a chance to change shape to fit the pelvis, and it is even more likely to get stuck.
If a fetus is in the breech position in the last weeks of pregnancy, there are three possible courses of action: Cesare-an section, attempted version, or vaginal breech delivery.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/breech-birth-1   (1259 words)

 Prenatal Breech Issues - from Ronnie Falcão's Midwife Archives
Breech Baby Study - This study is for women after they've given birth to a breech baby, whether or not by cesarean.
Her records showed that her baby had been breech or transverse throughout the pregnancy but her midwife had never mentioned this as a problem (last visit with her was at 36 weeks) Again, staying out of the pool coincided with conversion to vertex.
Breech Presentation - This page presents a brief explanation of breech presentation, and outlines a method rooted in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (the Zhiyin method) which encourages the baby in the womb to a normal presentation.
www.gentlebirth.org /archives/breech.html   (9341 words)

 eMedicine - Breech Presentation : Article by Richard Fischer, MD
Total breech extraction should be used only for a noncephalic second twin; it should not be used for singleton fetuses because the cervix may not be adequately dilated to allow passage of the fetal head.
Total breech extraction for the singleton breech is associated with a birth injury rate of 25% and a mortality rate of approximately 10%.
Complete breeches and footling breeches are still candidates, as long as the presenting part is well applied to the cervix and both obstetrical and anesthesia services are readily available in the event of a cord prolapse.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3272.htm   (6495 words)

 CIGNA - Vaginal delivery in breech position and breech birth
Under unusual circumstances, such as when a second twin is breech or a breech vaginal birth is progressing quickly, a cesarean is neither recommended nor possible.
During a partial breech extraction, a health professional pulls gently downward on the fetus and rotates its body as needed to deliver the shoulders, arms, and head.
Should a breech vaginal labor cause severe problems for the fetus or mother, an emergency cesarean section is done to deliver the fetus.
www.cigna.com /healthinfo/hw180045.html   (1092 words)

 Breech Presentations - Patient UK
The significance of breech presentation is its association with higher perinatal mortality and morbidity due both to pre-existing congenital malformation and increased risk of intrapartum trauma or asphyxia.
Breech presentation is associated with an increased risk of abnormalities especially congenital dysplasia of the hip - CDH (newborn risk for boys of 26/1000 and for girls, 120/1000).
Breech babies should be referred to a practitioner experienced in examining for CDH often combined with ultrasound assessment.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/40000237   (1470 words)

 Breech Babies: What Can I Do if My Baby is Breech? -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Many babies are breech early in pregnancy, but most of them turn to the headfirst position near the end of the pregnancy.
Breech babies may also have accidents during delivery that can damage the umbilical cord or cause asphyxia, or even cause death of the mother or baby.
Although breech babies can be delivered vaginally, it's generally safer and easier to deliver babies head first from the vagina.
www.familydoctor.org /handouts/310.html   (1029 words)

 * Footling Breech - (Pregnancy & Parenting): Definition
The baby is "upside-down" and one or both of the baby's feet are presenting at the cervix before the buttocks.
He was in the footling breech position, and after 7 hours of labour (which started with spontaneous rupture of membranes at 37 1/2 weeks), we had been stuck at 6 cms for 4 hours and intervention was necessary.
If a footling breech is delivered vaginally, there is a risk that the head may not easily through the birth canal.
en.mimi.hu /pregnancy/footling_breech.html   (283 words)

 CIGNA - Breech Position and Breech Birth
Vaginal breech birth risks (for the infant) are lowest when a mother has had two or more vaginal births before.
You are most likely to discover that your fetus is in the breech position during a routine prenatal examination late in your pregnancy.
If your fetus is bottom-down (breech position) as your due date approaches, your health professional will recommend a scheduled cesarean delivery (C-section), which is safer than a vaginal breech delivery.
www.cigna.com /healthinfo/hw179937.html   (1817 words)

 Mode of Delivery for Breech Presentation - Childbirth.org
Here are some studies that discuss management of the breech presentation and the mode of delivery.
Every obstetrician should be thoroughly familiar with the manual art of breech extraction before attempting to perform an abdominal breech delivery, for the manual techniques of breech delivery from the uterus at cesarean section involve the same dexterity that is essential for a safe vaginal delivery.")
I understand that many residents in training are not being taught how to deliver breech babies." JO McCall, MD, writes: "I submit to you that you will see some very awkward and difficult breech deliveries at the time of cesarean section.
www.childbirth.org /section/vagbreech.html   (703 words)

 eMedicine - Pregnancy, Breech Delivery : Article by Andrew Jenis, MD
Frank (65%): Hips of the fetus are flexed, and knees are extended.
Previous breech deliveries may increase likelihood of breech presentation, as the uterus may have an anomaly, predisposing it to breech presentations.
Partial breech extraction: Fetus descends spontaneously to where umbilicus is at the vaginal introitus; then, the fetus is extracted completely.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic868.htm   (2052 words)

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Frank breech: The fetus's buttocks are aimed toward the birth canal and the legs stick straight up in front of the body.
In a breech birth, the baby's head is the last part to emerge, and it may be harder to ease it through the birth canal.
Breech babies who are premature are often delivered by cesarean birth.
www.pregnancy.org /article.php?sid=1437   (1075 words)

 Breech Baby Confusion/Questions... - MotheringDotCommune Forums
It could also be that many docs seem to schedule a section at 38 weeks for breech cheating mom and baby of at least those last two weeks to turn on their own.
The breech stories that I read were mostly UC's and one hospital transfer, and since I am considering a UC homebirth, I thought that breech = transfer.
A footling breech or transverse is another story although not totally a reason to panic, imho.
www.mothering.com /discussions/showthread.php?t=258900   (1405 words)

 Breech Babies: Labour Positions and Problems
If a baby is found to be breech at 36 weeks, it is usual to refer to the hospital to discuss and plan the mode of delivery.
Extended breech is the most favourable, but flexed breech is OK as long as the bottom moves down and engages into the pelvis.
If you are keen for a breech delivery then it would be sensible to discuss this with your obstetrician or midwife who can advise on the availability of delivery staff who have appropriate experience.
www.womens-health.co.uk /breech.asp   (1794 words)

 breech turning techniques
The ideal vaginal breech presentation is a frank breech position in which baby’s buttocks are down and the legs in pike position, hips flexed and knees straight.
Frank is the most common type of breech and with the buttocks about the same size as the head, this minimizes the concern that the cervix will not dilate enough and possibly trap the head.
Also the common lithotomy (flat-on-the-back) or semi-sitting positions are contraindicated for a vaginal breech birth (indeed, for almost all births) due to their impacting the sacrum (the back of the pelvis) and decreasing the diameter of the pelvis.
www.mother-care.ca /breech.htm   (4113 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Midwives 'losing' breech birth skills
A "breech baby" is a baby who is not positioned in the birth canal with his or her head down.
She said breech deliveries were not recommended but women should, where possible, be offered the chance to have vaginal breech births.
Midwives who could carry out breech births were being inundated with calls from mothers anxious to avoid surgery, she added.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/2031173.stm   (572 words)

 Breech Delivery - New Methods, January 2, 2007
There is a critical shortage of patients for both residency training and maintenance of delivery skills in the management of vaginal breech deliveries.
A large meta-analysis of breech presentation at term reviewed perinatal outcome in 24 studies according to the intended mode of delivery.
Studies regarding the safety of preterm breech vaginal delivery are conflicting.
www.medical-library.org /journals4a/breech_delivery.htm   (408 words)

 BabyCenter -- Breech birth
There are several types of breech presentations, including frank breech (bottom first with feet up near the head), complete breech (bottom first with legs crossed Indian-style), or footling breech (one or both feet are poised to come out first).
About a quarter of babies are breech at this point, but most will turn on their own over the next two months.
ECV has about a 58 percent success rate in turning breech babies (and a 90 percent success rate if the baby is in a transverse lie.) But sometimes a baby refuses to budge or rotates back into a breech position after a successful version.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/158.html   (898 words)

 Breech Babies: What Can I Do if My Baby is Breech? -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Many babies are breech early in pregnancy, but most of them turn to the headfirst position near the end of the pregnancy.
Breech babies may also have accidents during delivery that can damage the umbilical cord or cause asphyxia, or even cause death of the mother or baby.
Although breech babies can be delivered vaginally, it's generally safer and easier to deliver babies head first from the vagina.
familydoctor.org /310.xml   (1017 words)

 REVIEWED: Breech birth Pregnancy
In breech, the baby's bottom is in the uterus, while the legs are folded in front of its body.
Though there doesn’t seem to be a genetic connection to a breech presentation, there are some factors that seem to increase the chances of a baby presenting in a breech position.
The risks of vaginal breech delivery can be avoided by delivering the baby through a cesarean section.
www.pregnancy-info.net /newprgnancyarticle12.html   (781 words)

 Breech Baby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is the weight of the babies head that draws on the gravity to pull your baby to a head down position, therefore the percentage of breech babies goes down drastically as your baby gets bigger and the end of pregnancy nears.
There are risks to delivering a full term breech baby including the prolapse of the umbilical cord, oxygen deprivation, the babies head getting stuck since the butt is softer and may not dilate the cervix as much as it should, as well as injury to the brain and scull.
Because of these risks doctors will generally not agree to do vaginal breech births, and will instead insist on delivering the baby by c-section so that it is safer for both the health of the mother and the baby.
www.babiesonline.com /articles/pregnancy/breechbaby.asp   (883 words)

 Breech Birth Woman-Wise - by Maggie Banks
She assisted women seeking an alternative to the medical approach to breech birth and from these experiences compiled research based information that provides readers with the plain facts about breech birth.
This is a straightforward book that covers incidence and types of breech, reasons for breech presentation, diagnosis, concerns regarding breech, birth planning, positions for labor, assisting breech birth, and the follow-up.
She then asks, "As low as this percentage is, what can we provide for the mother and baby?" The medicalization of breech has generated a high rate of automatic c-sections with no choice given to the birthing woman.
www.midwiferytoday.com /reviews/breechwomanwise.asp   (492 words)

 Normalizing the Breech Delivery (video) - by Valerie El Halta, CPM and Rahima Baldwin Dancy, CPM
In our technological age, breech presentation has become a mandate for surgical delivery.
Footage of a footling breech and discussion of special considerations and complicated issues are also included, as well as a discussion on various positions the mother can use.
Valerie and Rahima are not rigid in their approach but truly want practitioners to know the mechanics and the heart of breech delivery.
www.midwiferytoday.com /videos/breech.asp   (217 words)

 anyone have a breech hbac? - MotheringDotCommune Forums
On the ICAN yahoo group a woman recently had a breech HBAC (maybe it was even a HBA2C, don't remember) and she had a septate uterus.
washington state does not allow its licensed midwives to attend breech homebirths, and i believe california is the same as well.
But was told there was no one in that hospital that would allow a first time mom to birth a breech baby.
www.mothering.com /discussions/showthread.php?t=449871   (579 words)

This site was developed so that families expecting a breech baby have a place to come to get a great deal of information regarding the dynamics of birthing breech.
I am searching the entire web for stories, research, pictures and techniques, to help families make informed decisions in regards to birthing their breech babies.
My hope is that when you leave this site, you will have a better understanding of your baby, your choices and yourself when it comes to birthing your breech baby.
www.breechbabies.com   (116 words)

 breech.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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www.breech.net   (79 words)

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