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Symptoms of Breech pregnancy

Symptoms of Breech pregnancy: Introduction

Many women are unaware of a breech pregnancy, especially in early pregnancy when the baby is small and tends to move around and shift positions often. If the infant remains in a breech presentation and does not move into a head-down position (vertex presentation) in late pregnancy, a woman may be able to feel the baby's head in the upper area of the abdomen and/or possibly a lot of kicking or movement in the lower abdomen.

A breech pregnancy can often be felt through the abdomen by a licensed physician of nurse midwife in late pregnancy. Other clinical signs of a breech pregnancy can be seen on an imaging test called an ultrasound. These include a position in which the infant's buttocks are down and seated against the cervix of the uterus and the head is at the top area of the uterus.

In a frank breech presentation, the hips of the fetus are flexed and the legs extend straight upward with the knees straight and the feet at the head or face. In a complete breech presentation, the hips and the knees of the fetus are flexed. In a footling breech presentation, one or both of the infant's feet cover or push through the cervix of the uterus.

Complications of breech pregnancy that lead to breech presentation and a vaginal breech delivery can be serious. They include difficult vaginal delivery, fetal distress, birth defects and compression of the umbilical cord....more about Breech pregnancy »

Symptoms of Breech pregnancy

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Breech pregnancy includes the 3 symptoms listed below:

  • Reversed presentation of the fetus with head upwards
  • Bottom of fetus near the vagina
  • Head of fetus upwards
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Breech pregnancy as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Breech pregnancy, it is also important to consider Breech pregnancy as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Breech pregnancy may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Breech pregnancy. This signs and symptoms information for Breech pregnancy has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Breech pregnancy signs or Breech pregnancy symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Breech pregnancy may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Breech pregnancy symptoms.


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