Breech... Most babies tip head down between the 7th and 8th month. If your baby decides not to tip downward and...
Breech...
Most babies tip head down between the 7th and 8th month. If your baby decides not to tip downward and is born bottom first; that's a breech birth. Breech, or malpresentation births account for around 4% of all labors and births. Other malpresentations include face presentation (about 1 in 500 births) and brow presentation (about 1 in 1,500 births). After 36 week if your baby is still not head down you can attempt to get the little fellow to turn. Some women try this exercise to turn a breech baby that can work: You kneel on the floor with your head down and bottom up in the air for 15 minutes three times a day. Stop if you ever feel dizzy doing this exercise. Speak with your care provider before you attempt to turn a breech baby. There are other breech turning exercises you can do on your own or you can try external version -- a procedure done with your care provider. External version sounds freaky but it's actually not a scary procedure but you should always consider carefully if you want to do it. You can read more about it here.
Finally, there's a lot of focus on breech births resulting in a cesarean but many breech babies in the world have been breech and still born vaginally. Talk with your care provider about safe options for a vaginal breech birth.

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