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    Breech Position

    Breech Position

    Pictures of normal position and frank breech position of fetus
    Pictures of normal position and complete breech position of fetus
    Picture of normal position and incomplete (footling) breech position of fetus

    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.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    Last Revised July 24, 2013

    Last Revised: July 24, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine

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