Breech Birth Complications | Romanucci & Blandin
A breech birth is when the baby has entered the birth canal feet first. Breech babies have an increased risk of having a birth injury or infant death. There is a low percentage of breech deliveries for labors that are full term, but in premature babies, the risk of higher. Through routine appointments throughout the pregnancy, the physician should be able to determine if the baby is in and is staying in a breech position. If they are able to determine this early enough, they can take steps to try and rotate the baby, or prepare to deliver the baby via C-section.
A breech delivery can cause many complications, including birth injuries. Some injuries that can result from a breech delivery include:
- Brain damage
- Muscle damage
- Spinal cord and other nerve damage
- Umbilical cord prolapse-cutting off the baby’s blood and oxygen supply
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