Slide show: Fetal positions before birth
Illustration of baby in the buttocks-first position
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This baby is in the frank breech presentation — head located near the top of the uterus and buttocks facing the birth canal with both legs pointing straight up in front of the body. The frank breech presentation is the most common type of breech presentation.

Your health care provider might try to rotate the baby manually by placing his or her hands on your abdomen, then pushing or lifting (external version). This is usually done in the hospital while the baby is closely monitored. A C-section might be recommended if a baby remains in a breech position, however.

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