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What is breech presentation?

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Presentation refers to the part of the baby that will appear first from the birth canal. In the weeks before your due date, the fetus usually drops lower in the uterus. Ideally, for labor, the baby is positioned head-down, facing your back, with its chin tucked to its chest and the back of the head ready to enter the pelvis. That way, the smallest part of the baby's head leads the way through the cervix and into the birth canal.

Some babies have their buttocks or feet pointed down toward the birth canal. This is called a breech presentation.

SOURCES: 

Pregnancy Info Net. 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 02, 2019

SOURCES: 

Pregnancy Info Net. 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 02, 2019

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