My mom hated the taste of licorice when she was pregnant. And when I was expecting, I disliked mint. While food aversions and other pregnancy factors can vary from generation to generation, one thing seems to be inherited – breech positioning.

To learn more about hereditary breeching,


A breeched baby is one that is positioned with the head–up and feet down. A Norwegian study found:

Men and women who had themselves been delivered in breech position had more than twice the risk of delivering their own first babies in the same way.

Women who carry breech babies often try to "turn" the baby through various methods in hopes of a traditional "head first" birth. However, being aware of their own birth position may provide parents with information on how to deal with their own birth plans.