Breech Baby: Causes and 4 Ways to Turn the Inverse Child


There are many women who have been told that they are going to have a baby during checkups, which made them feel uneasy. If it seems like an issue, do not panic, because it is said that about 70% of pregnant women experience pregnancy and have babies. Time to overcome fear because we’ve got tips for you!

So today, we will talk about the possibility of having your baby in a breech position, four reasons why it happens, and how to correct it.

What is Inverse Child?

Babies are heavier on their heads, so in amniotic fluid they usually float in the “head position”, with their heads down. On the other hand, they are said to be in a “pelvic position” with the head above and the foot below.

About 70% of Pregnant Women Experience Babies

Until about 8 months of pregnancy, the baby’s body is still small, so it is in a state where he or she is moving freely around the amniotic fluid.

The possibility of the baby in a breech position is said to be 90% in the pregnancy period of 24 to 27 weeks, about 80% for 28 to 31 weeks, and about 65% in pregnancy 32 to 35 weeks – and then will naturally return to head position. Do not panic and observe carefully.

Why is it a Breech?

There are cases where the shape of the uterus is deformed due to illness, and as the baby grows it takes a comfortable position.

· Pre-placenta

· Uterine fibroid

· Ovarian cyst (post mortem)

· Multiple fetuses

· Uterus malformation

· Mom is petite and has a narrow pelvis

· The umbilical cord is short, the baby has difficulty turning

· Baby can easily move around and there is a lot of amniotic fluid

Four Ways to Turn the Inverse Child

Since the inverse child often recovers naturally, you don’t really need to get worried. However, if the baby grows and is difficult to rotate after 28 weeks, try the following method.

Do “inverse gymnastics”

When doing this exercise, take note of the time during which the baby is actively moving in the stomach.

How to do an “inverse gymnastics” exercise

1. Support your lower body on both knees and bend forward until your elbows are touching the floor
2. Support the upper body with a cushion, and push up your butt to the ceiling
3. Stay in the same position for 15 to 20 minutes

* Stop doing the exercise if you get hungry. In addition, those who are instructed to rest because of pregnancy hypertension syndrome or risk of premature labor, should never attempt to do this exercise.

Side lying position

It is said that it is effective for the mother to take a sideways position (side lying position) because the baby’s back is on the side and lying down. Make it a point to check the position of the baby’s spine with the doctor during your medical examination.

Stimulate “acupoint”

Improving the blood flow will help rectify the position of the child. Stimulate the following acupuncture points with moxibustion or acupuncture.

· Three Tales – This point is about four fingers above the ankle in the legs

· The point on the outside of the little toe nail of the foot

During pregnancy, there are some points that should not be pushed, so it is an iron rule to be examined only by experts

Have “rotation surgery” done by your doctor

An experienced doctor or midwife knows a method of turning the baby using his or her hands on the mother’s stomach. This is done by lifting up the baby’s butt that is stuck in the pelvis while checking the process with ultrasound.

Even if your baby is reverse, don’t panic. There are some ways to fix the position and if not, you may need to take C-section, but you will be okay.

What if it’s not Fixed?

When giving birth to a baby in breech position, since he or she will come out limbs first, the birth canal does not spread sufficiently. Also, because the umbilical cord is sandwiched between the head and the birth canal, it will not be able to supply sufficient oxygen to the baby causing danger to the life of the baby. In many cases cesarean section is recommended to reduce the risks, and scheduled around 38 weeks of pregnancy.

With a baby whose butt is positioned below his or her head at birth, there is still a possibility of vaginal birth. However many factors must be taken into consideration like the size of the baby, the size of the mother’s pelvis, if it’s the first birth or the delivery for the mother, etc. So check with your doctor for advice and final decision.


The inverse child often occurs during pregnancy. Nonetheless, relax and spend your time wisely, as there are many things that can be corrected naturally. In the case of a caesarean section, it is important to avoid getting nervous on the day of birth, as the doctor will fully explain the flow of surgery, the postoperative condition, and will guide you on the things that need to be done during hospitalization, etc.

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