Moms know a baby in the breech position can have fatal results for the baby, fortunately, one doctor was able to quickly fix the problem for this new Mom.
Breech position occurs when the infant is in the mother’s womb feet, knees, or bottom first. During a pregnancy without complications, the baby should be born head first. Breech birth is dangerous because umbilical cord prolapse, oxygen deprivation, and injury to the brain and skull can occur.
In this video, Liam Muckleston recorded his wife’s doctor visit at Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton, United Kingdom. At 36 weeks and three days, the baby had entered breech position thus it was important to flip the baby into the right position for proper delivery.
In this video below the doctor performed an external cephalic version (ECV) in just minutes.
As you might have guessed, an ECV is when a doctor uses his or her bare hands to flip the baby externally by massaging the mother’s belly.
First, the doctor injects the mother with tocolytic medicine to relax the uterus and prevent contractions. Then, he pushes down and rolls the fetus.
It’s pretty incredible to watch. The baby is clearly breached in the first ultrasound. After a few minutes of massaging and moving Mom’s belly — causing a few giggles in the process — the ultrasound clearly shows that the baby is now in the proper birthing position!
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[Featured Image: Liam Muckleston via Youtube]