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What is Breech? What Causes A Breech Pregnancy?

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, the 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. Three in every 100 (3%) babies are breech at the end of pregnancy. A breech baby may be lying in one of the following positions as displayed in the image.

There are many different reasons why a baby might position itself the “wrong” way in the womb, including:

·         if a woman has had several pregnancies

·         in pregnancies with multiples

·         if a woman has had a premature birth in the past

·         if the uterus has too much or too little amniotic fluid, meaning the baby has extra room to move around in or not enough fluid to move around in

·         if the woman has an abnormally shaped uterus or has other complications, such as fibroids in the uterus

·         if a woman has placenta previa

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