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.
Last Revised: July 25, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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