breech presentation


: presentation of the fetus in which the breech is the first part to appear at the uterine cervix

Examples of breech presentation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, there may be factors that could signal possible complications during the baby's delivery (for example, breech presentation), which might make VBAC too risky when coupled with the other risk factors of prior C-section. Lisa Milbrand, Parents, 20 Sep. 2023 After conception has occurred, fibroids can still interfere with pregnancy (and, later, your baby's birth), says Dr. Ruiz, by predisposing you to preterm labor and abnormal bleeding during delivery, as well as increasing the likelihood of having a baby with a breech presentation. Sarah Bradley,, 14 Oct. 2021 In particular, if the circumstance for previous cesarean (ie: breech presentation, failure to dilate) is not present the next time around, that bodes well for mom. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, 16 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of breech presentation was in 1801

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“Breech presentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition

breech presentation

: presentation of the fetus in which the buttocks or legs are the first parts to appear at the uterine cervix

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