When the baby is in the breech position a few weeks after birth, your doctor may try a maneuver to help him turn around in the correct position, thus avoiding cesarean delivery.

If it is true that the position of the baby in the last weeks or days of pregnancy influenza very much the type of fund to which the expectant mother will face, it is also true that fortunately it is possible to intervene in a non invasive way to help the baby to assume the correct presentation and to be channeled into the birth canal. A baby who is in the breech position in fact, if you do not turn in time, in most cases will have to be born by caesarean section for avoidance prevention and possible risks of fetal distress and save the mother a birth that could be very difficult. Currently in Italy about 30% of deliveries take place for cesarean, but many mothers begin to wonder if they really are needed so many surgeries and though many of these could have been avoided with a careful diagnosis and a little ‘good will.


The caesarean section is in fact still a surgery with all the consequences and the risks involved, and the recovery period after childbirth is obviously much faster than with a vaginal birth with a C-section. What can we do to help the baby to turn to the right time? Unfortunately, there is no recipe or magic formula to solve all cases of breech presentation, but thanks to the experience of the gynecologist and medical personnel to assist us you can try to perform a maneuver outside, called revolution, to turn the baby inside the uterus so that you present in cephalic position at the time of delivery. How is the revolution? First you make an ultrasound to monitor the exact position of the fetus and make sure that the umbilical cord is not wrapped around the neck or abdomen. In this case, you usually want to avoid the maneuver does not endanger the child’s life. gynecologist If the currency that the maneuver is not dangerous proceeds in this way: through palpation of the abdomen of the mother identifies the position of the head and baby’s bottom and with a gentle pressure on your stomach helps her head to slide downward, accompanying the baby’s bottom with the other hand.

Sometimes the baby, after being shot by a gynecologist, back in the breech position shortly before delivery. During the 37th week , thanks to maneuver midwife, you can turn about 60% of babies and only 10% back then in the breech position. It can be dangerous for the mother or the baby? maneuver properly done does not involve any risk, it is a non-invasive external manipulation. The only contraindication is that it could trigger contractions and then giving birth, for this reason it can only be done when the baby is at term. Moreover, if the placenta previous, if there is little amniotic fluid or if your baby shows any sign error or delay in growth, it is not possible to carry out the revolution. It can also cause some discomfort to the mother as it is a manipulation of the uterus.