What are the complication of breech presentation?

What are the complication of breech presentation?

What are the complication of breech presentation?

A major complication of breech presentation is cord prolapse (where the umbilical cord drops down below the presenting part of the baby, and becomes compressed). The incidence of cord prolapse is 1% in breech presentations, compared to 0.5% in cephalic presentations. Other complications include: Fetal head entrapment.

How does breech birth position affect labor and delivery?

In general, breech pregnancies aren’t dangerous until it’s time for the baby to be born. With breech deliveries, there is a higher risk for the baby to get stuck in the birth canal and for the baby’s oxygen supply through the umbilical cord to get cut off.

Do breech babies have more problems?

Although most breech babies are born healthy, they do have a slightly higher risk for certain problems than babies in the normal position do. Most of these problems are detected by 20 week ultrasounds. So if nothing has been identified to this point then most likely the baby is normal.

Is normal delivery possible in breech presentation?

It is not always possible to turn your baby from being breech. Some breech babies can be safely delivered through the vagina, but usually doctors deliver them by C-section. Risks involved with a C-section include bleeding and infection. There also can be a longer hospital stay for both the mother and her baby.

Why are breech babies lucky?

Most babies have gone head down by now. If you find out your baby is breech at 34 weeks, you are lucky because you have some time to work to flip him/her. All the things we do to help babies turn work better before 36 or 37 weeks.

What are the risks of a breech delivery?

Another main risk of vaginal breech presentation is that the baby’s head. With breech presentation, the butt usually leads along the birth canal and may be smaller, which could cause the baby’s head to get stuck. In addition, with breech delivery, there is not the same level of molding that occurs with a head-down delivery.

What causes a baby to have breech presentation?

Sometimes Twin or triplet pregnancy also can be the reason for breech presentation. Another cause is if the placenta lying very low or in front of the baby. If a baby with certain birth defects can also be the reason for breech presentation. Sometimes uterine abnormalities that do not allow the baby to move around well.

When does a baby move into a breech position?

Most babies will move into delivery position a few weeks prior to birth, with the head moving closer to the birth canal. When this fails to happen, the baby’s buttocks and/or feet will be positioned to be delivered first. This is referred to as “breech presentation.” Breech births occur in approximately 1 out of 25 full-term births.

Where does the baby go in an incomplete breech?

In an incomplete or footling breech, one or both feet lead the way. Transverse lie is another type of presentation problem. A few babies lie horizontally in the uterus, called a transverse lie, which usually means the baby’s shoulder will lead the way into the birth canal rather than the head.