Who are more prone to breech births?
In the breech presentation the baby enters the birth canal with the buttocks or feet first as opposed to the normal head first presentation.
- The mother is carrying multiple fetuses.
- The mother has too much or too little amniotic fluid in the uterus.
- The mother has an abnormality in the shape of the uterus, or unusual growths such as fibroids.
- The mother's placenta is entirely or partially blocking the uterine opening, a condition called placenta previa.
- The baby is preterm.