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What is a transverse lie?
Last Updated: 6th June, 2020
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In this regard, 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.
Similarly, how do you know if baby is lying transverse? 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.
Just so, is transverse lie dangerous?
Breech babies are at risk of injury and a prolapsed umbilical cord. Transverse lie is the most serious abnormal presentation, and it can lead to injury of the uterus (ruptured uterus) as well as fetal injury.
Are transverse babies normal?
It's completely normal for babies to be lying in a transverse position in the early to mid-stages of pregnancy. However, during the last trimester your baby must be ready to travel through the pelvis and he simply won't fit through the birth canal if he is still lying sideways.