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I've only seen one breech baby...and she was small enough, with mom's pelvis roomy enough, that when she settled her butt well down in pelvis, that put her heart midway between mom's navel and pubis--pretty darn low. As her head was situated behind the front/fundal placenta, we also could not clearly feel the head. Our only clue to a 'positional issue' was that FHT had moved from lower left to just a tad right of center (and was no higher than when on left). I was thinking maybe OP--but it was never clear...til labor!
So you really can't rely on location of FHT, in other words....
All the tips MWs use for determining head/butt end have never worked for me. I just push the end from side to side and then repeat on the other end. The end that moves the body back and forth with it is the butt while the end that wobbles independently is the head.