|Can you explain about the types of breech baby?
A very small proportion of babies, in the region of 2-3%,
do not present for birth in the usual fashion which is head
first. This 2-3% includes babies that descend into the birth
canal feet first, shoulder first, and in a variety of other
ways. If the baby is feet or bottom first then the baby
is in the breech position.
There are several types of breech positions, since the
baby can be bottom first with the legs tucked up against
the body (Frank breech), have bottom and feet both against
the cervix (Complete breech), have one or both feet in the
down position (Footling breech) or if the baby is lying
across the uterus then the position is transverse. Of the
breech positions, the Frank breech is the position most
likely to be delivered vaginally if circumstances allow.
Breech baby - Chance of Caesarian
Breech baby - Labour
Breech baby - Turning by doctor or midwife
Breech baby - Turning to head down