Your question: What is a transverse position in pregnancy?

This baby is in a transverse lie — positioned horizontally across the uterus, rather than vertically. In a transverse lie, the baby’s back might be positioned: Down, with the back facing the birth canal. With one shoulder pointing toward the birth canal. Up, with the hands and feet facing the birth canal.

What causes transverse lie in pregnancy?

Prematurity (this is the most common risk factor for transverse lie at the time of delivery; babies are often in a transverse lie early in pregnancy) Multiparity. Placenta previa. Polyhydramnios.

What does it mean when a baby is in transverse position?

A fetus is in a transverse position when it is sideways, at a 90-degree angle to the pregnant person’s spine. In situations when a fetus cannot be turned into a head-down position by the time a person goes into labor, a cesarean section (C-section) will likely be required.

Are transverse babies healthy?

Transverse lie is the most serious abnormal presentation, and it can lead to injury of the uterus (ruptured uterus) as well as fetal injury. Your doctor will determine the presentation and position of the fetus with a physical examination. Sometimes a sonogram helps in determining the fetus’ position.

Where do you feel kicks with a transverse baby?

If they’re transverse, laying across your abdomen, you’ll likely feel more kicks on the right or left side, depending on which way they’re facing. You’ll also feel movements besides kicks — you may feel pressure from the baby’s head or back pressed against your belly.

How do I get my transverse baby to turn head down?

External cephalic version involves your doctor placing their hands on your tummy and applying pressure to help your baby rotate into a head-down position. This procedure may sound intense, but it’s safe. Although, the pressure and movement can be uncomfortable, and its success rate isn’t 100 percent.

What does it feel like if baby is transverse?

feel their bottom or legs above your belly button. feel larger movements — bottom or legs — higher up toward your rib cage. feel smaller movements — hands or elbows — low down in your pelvis. feel hiccups on the lower part of your belly, meaning that their chest is likely lower than their legs.

How can you tell if baby is in transverse position?

Your midwife will check your baby’s position in your final trimester, at around 36 weeks. She may suspect your baby is transverse if she can’t feel his head or bottom in your pelvis when she feels your bump. If this is the case, you may be offered a scan to check how your baby is lying.

Do you have to stay in hospital with a transverse baby?

Your doctor will discuss with you the option of being admitted to hospital from 37 weeks if your baby is lying in a transverse position or is changing position frequently (unstable lie). This is because you are more likely to go into labour after this time.

How can I get my baby to sit and turn head down?

The best position for your baby to be in for labour and birth is head down, facing your back – so that their back is towards the front of your tummy. This is called the occipito-anterior position. It allows them to move more easily through the pelvis.

What is the presentation in a transverse lie?

Transverse lie refers to a fetal presentation in which the fetal longitudinal axis lies perpendicular to the long axis of the uterus.

When do they Schedule C section for transverse baby?

What date should we choose? Most scheduled C-sections occur at 39 weeks’ gestation, Dr. Brimmage says. While a baby is considered full-term starting at 37 weeks and ready for life outside the womb, babies benefit from staying inside the womb until 39 weeks when possible.

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