A fetus with the buttocks, legs, or feet pointing down toward the cervix
is said to be in breech position. Before birth, most breech fetuses change
position so that the head points downward. But some fetuses stay in breech position
late into the third trimester.
July 25, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2012 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.