Breech Position

Breech Position

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A fetus with the buttocks, legs, or feet pointing down toward the cervix is said to be in breech position. Before birth, most breech fetuses change position so that the head points downward. But some fetuses stay in breech position late into the third trimester.

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ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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