What is a Breech Baby

A breech baby means that the baby's buttocks or bottom is coming out first rather than the baby's head.

In the case of a breech baby it can also be known as a footling breach which is where the baby's feet are coming out first.

The problem with a breech birth is that in most instances the baby's head will be larger than the bottom or the feet and there is a greater  risk that the baby could get stuck in the birth canal after the buttox  or the feet are delivered.

Most doctors will recommend a cesarean section rather than try and deliver a breech baby