Baby Breech And Umbilical Cord Can Still Be Born Normally?

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I want to enter 37 weeks of pregnancy with a weight of 2.7kg. When checking the 34th week the baby’s head position below (not yet entered the hips) but after being checked 36 weeks 5 days the baby’s head position turns on and there is a 1 umbilical cord. Is there still hope for a normal birth? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Heriani,

Thank you for the question.

There are several factors that can affect the position of the breech fetus or buttocks at the bottom, namely from fetal movements, twin pregnancies, breech pregnancy history, too much or too little amniotic fluid, and umbilical cord conditions such as being too long or unfavorable will affect the coiling umbilical cord in the fetus.

Basically, breech fetuses can still be born normally or through the vagina, as well as the umbilical cord twist. However, this depends on the type of breech and whether the umbilical cord is dangerous. In breech fetal breech position or both legs folded, normal delivery can be done. And in the umbilical cord loop that is still loose (can be detected by ultrasound), the coil can be removed by the doctor during labor. However, if there is a breech fetus accompanied by umbilical cord twisting, there is a risk of umbilical cord prolapse or where the umbilical cord is clamped and the supply of oxygen becomes inadequate and can endanger the fetus, so this condition is usually treated with labor through Caesarean section.

Therefore, you should continue to monitor the development of the baby including the USG examination every week in the period before delivery, and immediately contact a doctor if there are signs of emergencies such as reduced fetal movements.

Hopefully this information can help.

Regards.

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