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Breech Position and Breech Birth - Symptoms

Breech presentation does not necessarily feel unusual to the mother. You are most likely to learn of a breech fetus during a routine prenatal visit or during labor and delivery.

Before 36 weeks of pregnancy, you are unlikely to notice your fetus moving freely between head-down and head-up positions. Even after 36 weeks, you may not know if your fetus is breech unless you feel:

  • Your fetus's relatively hard head high up in your abdomen.
  • More movement low in the abdomen.
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Last Updated: July 25, 2011
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