Breech Presentation and Delivery - Glossary

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Written by Dr. D. Sunitha, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Dec 19, 2019
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Breech Presentation and Delivery - Glossary

Breech Presentation - Birth in which the baby comes out feet, knees or buttocks first.

Aneuploidy - Change in the number of chromosomes that can lead to a chromosomal disorder.

Caesarian Section - Surgery to deliver a fetus from the uterus.

External cephalic version - A manual procedure where the doctor attempts to move a breech baby into the typical head-down position for birth.

Fetus - The developing baby from the end of the eighth week of pregnancy until birth.

Grand multipara - A woman who has given birth seven or more times.

Labor - Regular contractions of the uterus that result in dilation and effacement of the cervix.

Placenta - Tissue that provides nourishment to and takes away waste from the fetus.

Preterm Labor - Labor that starts before the 37th week of pregnancy.

Uterus - A muscular organ located in the female pelvis that contains and nourishes the developing fetus during pregnancy.

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