A breech baby at the end of pregnancy - information for you

Breech means that your baby is lying bottom first or feet first in the womb (uterus) instead of in the usual head first position. In early pregnancy, breech is very common. As pregnancy continues, a baby usually turns naturally into the head first position. Between 37 and 42 weeks (term), most babies are lying head first ready to be born. 3 in every 100 (3%) babies are breech at the end of pregnancy. This information explains your choices for birth, should your baby be breech towards the end of pregnancy.

 

The leaflet can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on the link below. 

Date published: 01/02/2008

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