Term: Breech Birth

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


The birth of a baby from a breech presentation. For more information, see the Breech Presentation glossary term.

In Heaman et al. (2012), a breech birth was defined by the presence of one or more of the following codes in the hospital birth abstract: ICD-10-CA O32.1, O64.1, and O83.0 or the birth being coded as a breech birth in the Midwifery Discharge Summary Reports.

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