Will I need a caesarean if my baby is breech?

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If your doctor thinks that your baby is still breech at 36 weeks pregnant then you should a have scan to confirm this. If the scan shows that your baby is breech, the doctor will likely offer you an external cephalic version (ECV). ECV is when the obstetrician will put pressure on specific parts of your bump to encourage your baby to move round in the womb. An ECV can be done from 36 weeks all the way up until early labour, as long as your waters have not yet broken. It is successful for around 50% of women. If successful, you will be less likely to need a caesarean section or other medical assistance during labour

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