Is the baby lying upside down in the womb in the third trimester of pregnancy?

At the beginning of the third trimester (28 weeks) the baby will probably be lying head up in the womb. Around the 35th week of the pregnancy and onwards, the baby normally turns around so that he is facing head downwards, ready to be born. However, not all babies do this, this is just the 'norm.' Some babies remain head up in the womb, this is called a breech position and can cause complications at the birth. This is one of the most common reasons for an elective caesearian.