- Breech birth
- Literally, delivery of the baby by the buttocks first, rather than the head as is usual. Breech birth is more likely to cause injury to the mother or the infant. In many cases a baby in the breech position can be “turned” before delivery using repeated, gentle massage.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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breech birth — UK [ˈbriːtʃ ˌbɜː(r)θ] / US [ˈbrɪtʃ ˌbɜrθ] or breech delivery UK [ˈbriːtʃ dɪˌlɪvərɪ] / US [ˈbrɪtʃ dɪˌlɪvərɪ] noun [countable] Word forms breech birth : singular breech birth plural breech births a birth in which the baby s head does not come out… … English dictionary
breech birth — also breech de.livery n a birth in which the lower part of a baby s body comes out of its mother first … Dictionary of contemporary English
breech birth — [ britʃ ,bɜrθ ] or breech de|liv|er|y [ britʃ dı,lıvəri ] noun count a birth in which the baby s head does not come out first … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
breech birth — ► NOUN ▪ a birth in which the baby s buttocks or feet are delivered first … English terms dictionary
Breech birth — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 1631 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 002060 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 3272 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|emerg|868 MeshID = A breech birth (also known as breech… … Wikipedia
breech birth — noun delivery of an infant whose feet or buttocks appear first • Syn: ↑breech delivery, ↑breech presentation • Hypernyms: ↑delivery, ↑obstetrical delivery • Hyponyms: ↑frank breech, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
breech birth — also breech de.liv.e.ry noun (C) a birth in which the lower part of a baby s body comes out of its mother first … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
breech birth — /ˈbritʃ bɜθ/ (say breech berth) noun a birth in which the back parts, rather than the head, are first presented … Australian English dictionary
breech birth — noun see breech delivery … New Collegiate Dictionary
breech birth. — See breech delivery. * * * … Universalium