head over heels

Stillermn, Elaine
July 2004
Mothering;Jul/Aug2004, Issue 125, p59
When a pregnant woman is told that her baby is breech, it causes a myriad of reactions. First are the feelings of concern and stress over this upsetting news, coupled with the fear of an inevitable cesarean section. Fret not. There are a number of noninvasive ways to turn the baby. A reexamination of the statistics shows that it's fair to say that most women who are told that their fetuses are breech will have babies born in the vertex position. For those few whose babies are still breech, there is manual version, also called external cephalic version.


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