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Breech birth

A breech birth requires careful consideration and consultation with your midwife or doctor.

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Breech pregnancy

When a baby is positioned bottom-down late in pregnancy, this is called the breech position.

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Malpresentation

Malpresentation is when your baby is in an unusual position as the birth approaches. Sometimes it’s possible to move the baby, but a caesarean maybe safer.

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Labour complications

Even if you’re healthy and well prepared for childbirth, there’s always a chance of unexpected problems. Learn more about labour complications.

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Anatomy of pregnancy and birth - pelvis

The pelvis helps carry your growing baby and is especially tailored for vaginal births. Learn more about the structure and function of the female pelvis.

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Breech presentation and turning the baby

In preparation for a safe birth, your health team will need to turn your baby if it is in a bottom first ‘breech’ position.

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Breech Presentation at the End of your Pregnancy

Breech presentation occurs when your baby is lying bottom first or feet first in the uterus (womb) rather than the usual head first position. In early pregnancy, a breech position is very common.

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External Cephalic Version for Breech Presentation - Maternal, child and family health

This information brochure provides information about an External Cephalic Version (ECV) for breech presentation

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Breech position and delivery

By around the eighth month most babies will be in a vertical, head down position in the birth canal

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Having a baby

The articles in this section relate to having a baby – what to consider before becoming pregnant, pregnancy and birth, and after your baby is born.

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