Generally, babies settle into a head-down position. It will happen generally in the last month before delivery. Doctors call this a 'vertex' or 'cephalic' position. Generally, a baby in a breech position till 36 weeks and turn to the cephalic position in the last month of pregnancy. When the doctor checks the pregnant lady in the second or third trimesters, they will assess the position of the baby. If they have any doubt they will go for ultrasonic scanning. There are three different types of a baby being in bottom down position.
1. The baby's legs are straight up in front of its body in a V shape, so its feet are up near its face
2, The baby is in a sitting position with its legs crossed in front of its body and its feet near its bottom
3. One or both of the baby's feet are hanging below its bottom, so the foot or feet are coming first.
These day many doctors are often advising to have a caesarean birth if their baby is breech. If your doctor is advising to go for a surgery, I suggest you take a second opinion. If the doctor who is suggesting cesarean is your family doctor and if you know him better go as for his advise. Otherwise, you can go for a second opinion also and based on the two suggestions you can take a decision.