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Into the Breech

At some point during your pregnancy  you’ll begin thinking out a birth plan. Most women cover the whole natural birth vs. c-section dilemma early on, but may or may not think about what to do if the baby comes in a breech (bottom first) presentation.

According to a new study from Norway, men and women who had been delivered breech were twice as likely to have their own babies delivered in the same manner. It seems there is a genetic link that is transferred from both the maternal and paternal lines that set the stage for a more difficult birth.

It is worth finding out whether you or your partner were delivered breech—armed with this knowledge, a doctor or midwife can be more prepared to help you with your own birth plan. [The New York Times]

Posted: 4/8/08