Breech baby – Turning by Doctor or Midwife

Anything I can do to help the baby to turn into the head down position?

There are doctors and midwives who are skilled at what is called external version, where an attempt is made to turn the baby by the manipulation of the abdominal area. The external version will usually be carried out at a hospital in case there is a problem and a caesarian becomes necessary. You will probably be given medication to help relax the uterus which will aid the procedure, and the baby will be monitored. This is in case of any problems that may arise with the cord, which can get entangled or pulled of the uterine wall, or the placenta, which can get separated from the uterus.

See also:
Breech baby – Chance of Caesarean
Breech baby – Labour
Breech baby – Turning to head down
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*Important : The information provided is for information purposes only. No medical diagnosis or prescription can be inferred or is implied. Please consult your doctor for medical advice.

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