What is BREECH BIRTH?

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

n. a type of birth presentation in which the baby is delivered feet or buttocks first. This is in contrast to the normal position of head-first. Breech occurs in 1 out of 25 babies born, and it does increase the risk of birth injury.

BREECH BIRTH: "In the event that a breech birth is imminent, an experienced obstetrician may try to to correct the breech position by manipulating the mother's abdomen externally ."

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