breech presentation


Definition of breech presentation

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of breech presentation

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Breech presentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of 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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