For years, experts have been concerned about the rising cesarean rate throughout much of the world. Their concerns center, primarily, around the potential health complications that C-sections pose for both mother and baby – everything from breathing problems to risk of death.
Tag: "Breech Birth"
For one reason or another, some women need to deliver earlier than full-term. Researchers have now determined that, as long as the baby is in the vertex position (head down), the success of delivery is not determined by the type of delivery used.
According to new guidelines by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada physicians should no longer automatically opt to perform a cesarean section in the case of a breech birth.
I can’t imagine delivering a baby at home – let alone breech, but that is exactly what happened Deborah Guidice and she is thankful she had the help of 911 dispatcher Christine Springer. While going to the bathroom on January 6th, 30-week pregnant Deborah Guidice “felt something big come out of her, and then she [...]
Even though I am into my 3rd trimester, the thought of having a breech baby hadn’t occurred to me until I read an article about it while waiting for my OB. Because my last guy arrived so early, complications like feet first hadn’t even occurred to me until today. While breech babies only make up [...]
Were you born breech? If so, your son or daughter’s chances of delivering feet first is good. Scientists believe the delivery position is inherited in the genes. Breech births, which occur in one in 20 deliveries, carry greater health risks for babies than the usual head-first position. Researchers studied data on births between 1967 and [...]