Around 5% of babies are found to be in a breech position towards the end of pregnancy. This means that they are sitting in the womb with their buttocks or feet down next to the pelvis. The normal position for a baby to be in before delivery is head down. Usually a baby will turn towards the pelvis at around 34 weeks.
Although a breech position baby can still be delivered, it does mean a longer and much more complicated labour. In such cases, a doctor may suggest tying to turn baby through a procedure called External Cephalic Version (ECV) or recommend you have a C-section.
Your doctor or midwife will track the position of baby from around 34 weeks. If your baby is reluctant to turn, there are a few natural methods you can try.
Browse our gallery of natural methods to turn a breech baby on the next page…