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Question: I’ve been told my baby is breech. The doctor told me that she could try to turn him but Im not so sure. Is this safe? This is my second baby and my first was a caesarean 4 yrs ago. Im a little scared. Pls help! P. (UK)
Answer: Trying to turn a breech presenting baby is meant to give you a chance for a vaginal delivery. In the UK and most other countries, singleton Term babies leading with a breech are not delivered vaginally any more. That means, if your baby remains breech, you will have to have another caesarean section. Although this is not universally accepted by all obstetricians, there is growing consensus that, barring any other risk factors, a woman with only one previous caesarean section can and should be offered an ECV. ECV or External Cephalic Version is the name used to describe the manoeuvre employed to turn the baby from breech to head first. There is no evidence that doing this in a woman with a uterine caesarean scar is any riskier than doing it on one with no previous history of uterine surgery. It is therefore a reasonable and useful option to consider. If you have had more than one caesarean section, ECV would not be offered for the simple reason that a vaginal delivery is not offered anyway so there would be no benefit in doing that. I hope you will give it serious thought.
Question: I had a scan the other day and doctor said I’ve got a dermoid cyst. Will this harm the pregnancy. I am just over 4 months now? What’s a dermoid cyst? K.O. (St. Kitts & Nevis)
Question: I recently had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. I did not get an anti-D. A midwife I know has told me that I should have been given one and that it is now too late. Now I’m worried!! Z.A. (UK)
Question: What is the correct type of seatbelt to wear when pregnant? I am just worried that the belt is going across my bump and could harm the baby if there is a sudden stop. A.F. (Canada)