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Breech Position

Breech Position

Normal and frank breech positions
Footling (incomlete) and complete breech positions

A fetus with the buttocks, legs, or feet pointing down toward the cervix is said to be in breech position. Before birth, most breech fetuses change position so that the head points downward. But some fetuses stay in breech position late into the third trimester.

Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

William M. Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine