Breech means your baby lying with its bottom, knees or feet at the bottom of your womb. As pregnancy progresses, most baby’s will usually turn into the head first position, but about 3/100 (3%) will not and stay breech after 37 weeks of pregnancy.

Having a breech presenting baby means you will need to make a few more decisions about your care, but we will support you to do this to enable you to have a safe and positive birth experience.

Baby can be lying with their bottom coming first with legs curled up (flexed breech), with their bottom coming first with legs straight up and their feet by their heads (extended breech) or feet coming first (footling breech).