Understanding Infant Injuries Related to Dangerous Breech Deliveries
A breech birth occurs when an infant enters the birth canal in a manner other than head first, causing the baby’s buttocks or feet to be positioned to be delivered first. The majority of infants born breach are healthy, without a mother or her child suffering a birth injury. The American Pregnancy Association discusses these three types of breech positions as:
- Footling Breech: This occurs when one or both of the child’s feet enter the birth canal and are positioned to be delivered first.