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Know When Breech Births Are Likely to Occur to Avoid KY Birth Injuries

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Did you know that breech births occur in one out of 25 full-term births? When babies enter the birthing canal with their feet or buttocks first, it is considered a breech position and can result in very serious birth injuries. In order for you to have a safe and healthy delivery and reduce your baby’s chances of suffering a birth injury in Kentucky, you need to learn about situations that can increase your chances of having a breech birth.

Breech births are still somewhat of a mystery, but they are more common in women who have one or more of the following factors:

  • History of premature delivery
  • Previous birth(s) through a Caesarean section
  • Carrying twins or triplets
  • Unusual uterus shape or growths on uterus (uterine abnormalities)
  • Contracted pelvis
  • Placenta is too close to the cervix (placenta praevia)
  • Abnormal volume of amniotic fluid
  • When the abdomen is broader from side to side

Talk to your doctor about these factors to determine if a vaginal delivery or Caesarean section is right for you and your baby.  If your baby is in a breech position at the time of labor, your doctor should not perform a vaginal birth due to the risks involved. If vaginal delivery is attempted, your doctor will have to closely monitor the baby and perform a C-section if complications arise. If your doctor fails to do so and your baby suffers birth injuries, you need to speak with a birth injury attorney immediately.

Talk with a breech delivery injury lawyer in Northern Kentucky today to learn about your rights at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297, and meet with us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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