A fetus with the buttocks, legs, or feet pointing down toward the cervix
is said to be in breech position. Before birth, most breech fetuses change
position so that the head points downward. But some fetuses stay in breech position
late into the third trimester.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine