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Can a breech baby turn?

I went for my 20 week ultrasound yesterday and was told my baby is in the breech position. I am really worried - how risky is this for delivery - and can she still turn around before her due date?


Carolee Jones | Obstetrician

Carolee Jones

At 20 weeks, your baby can still turn many times before she is in her final pre-delivery position. Being in a breech position at 20 weeks is not predictive of final presentation later in pregnancy.  

If baby is still breech at 35-37 weeks then your obstetrician will discuss potentially turning your baby - or alternative delivery options.

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