breech presentation


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breech presentation

n.
The position of a fetus during labor in which the buttocks or feet appear first.
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Noun1.breech presentation - delivery of an infant whose feet or buttocks appear first
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
frank breech, frank breech delivery - position of a fetus in which the buttocks are present at the maternal pelvic outlet
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These data alone will do little to change practice, but paired with an Increased focus on training with respect to vaginal twin delivery--including in cases of breech presentation of the second baby--they could lead to Improved maternal outcomes, he explained, adding that "breech extraction can be very fast and safe in skilled hands."
A repeat obstetric scan conducted at 32 weeks of estimated gestational age showed a single fetus in breech presentation with an estimated weight of 1638g.
Cases of breech presentation at term which constitute from 3-5% of all term pregnancies are still considered to be stressful situations for attending obstetricians because of their decreasing practice and experience in the mode of breech delivery.
(2) In particular, in case of shoulder dystocia, breech presentation, first-feet position, twin pregnancy, and fetal macrosomia which are also cesarean indications, the risk of fetal injury increases.
However, it is common practice in obstetrics to schedule cesarean deliveries for women with certain baseline conditions (i.e., conditions generally present before the term period) such as breech presentation, prior cesarean delivery, or active herpes infection.
About 3-4% of term pregnancies have breech presentation. [1] Breech delivery has higher risks as compared to cephalic presentation with respect to foetal morbidity and mortality.
The second twin shifted from a cephalic presentation to a double footling breech presentation and his FHR reflected severe bradycardia.
Her topics include commonly used complementary therapies for pregnancy and birth, professional issues, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, back pain, breech presentation, post-dates pregnancy, labor, and the postnatal period.
A female term neonate was born at a gestational age of 39 weeks plus one day by caesarean section because of breech presentation. Birth weight was 2940 grams (16th percentile), head circumference 34 cm (25th percentile), and length 49 cm (20th percentile).
The incidence of breech presentation at term is 3-4%1.