Breech Delivery Follow-up

Updated: Jan 08, 2021
  • Author: Philippe H Girerd, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Inpatient Care

Warm and dry the infant. Place him or her in an infant incubator. If the infant is younger than 37 weeks' gestation, the lungs may be premature. Consider endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation. Even infants older than 37 weeks' gestation still should be placed in a hospital with a nursery.

Inspect the maternal birth canal, and repair lacerations of the cervix and vagina, as required. Administer 300 mcg RhoGAM IM if the mother is Rh negative.

When the infant is stable, transfer him or her to the nearest hospital with pediatric intensive care. Otherwise, transfer the infant and mother to a hospital with newborn facilities.