US mum shares footage of her doctor “flipping” her breech baby in the womb.


The video has gone viral with nearly 4 million views.

In the caption on her Facebook video Vanessa Fisher wrote: “Prior to the procedure, we attempted a number of other methods to turn the baby naturally. Ultimately, our goal is to avoid a caesarean section by any means possible.”

In the incredible video, you can see the doctor manoeuvre Vanessa’s bump until the baby is in the correct position.

Breech births occur in approximately 1 out of 25 full-term births.

Most health care providers do not believe in attempting a vaginal delivery for a breech position. However, some will delay making a final decision until the woman is in labour.

The following conditions are considered necessary in order to attempt a vaginal birth:
•The baby is full-term and in the frank breech presentation
•The baby does not show signs of distress while its heart rate is closely monitored.
•The process of labour is smooth and steady with the cervix widening as the baby descends.
•The health care provider estimates that the baby is not too big or the mother’s pelvis too narrow for the baby to pass safely through the birth canal.
•Anaesthesia is available and a caesarean delivery possible on short notice

Have you experienced anything similar to this mum?

Related story: Graphic yet amazing breech birth images

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  • I wouldn’t calll that graphic. It just shows the Doctor manouvreing the baby from the outside of her stomach so it is head down instead of feet first for a safer delivery and less risk of disabled feet.


  • I can’t watch anything too graphic but very interesting topic, cheers.


  • I tried to watch but having experienced a traumatic birth I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.


  • All I can say is wow. This doctor is brilliant. It can’t be easy to turn a baby like that. My hat goes off to Dr Cummings and congratulations to Vanessa and her family.


  • Applause to the doctor, not an easy procedure !


  • My first was a breech. An undiagnosed one. So I was too far along in the delivery, I had to have him vaginally. I was so naive. It’s only now, nearly 28 years later, I fully understand how dangerous an undiagnosed breech birth is


  • I have never seen this done. So cool! And less need for surgical intervention.


  • Wow. Just wow. And the mum – so calm throughout it all!


  • So amazing. I have heard about this but never seen it done. I had a girlfriend who delivered both her children vaginally in the frank breech position, because she didn’t want a Cesarean. She wasn’t offered this option.


  • that is awesome to watch, not sure why it was graphic content though


  • What an excellent job he did.


  • Wow! That is just incredible!


  • Oh! That’s amazing! They made a wonderful job!!


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