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
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