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Bottom-first babies may be hereditary
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 07/16/2013 12:49 PM

Paris:  A baby is twice as likely to be born bottom-first if either or both of its parents themselves were also "breech" deliveries, according to a paper released recently by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Fewer than five percent of births are breech delivery which carries higher risks of mortality and health problems for the infant than for head-first births.

The known risk factors for breech births include if the baby is the mother's first child or if the mother has a contracted pelvis, is of high maternal age or has a uterine abnormality. What has been unclear though, is whether there... read more

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