Video of a doctor ‘flipping’ a breech baby in the womb has gone viral Video of a doctor ‘flipping’ a breech baby in the womb has gone viral
Some weird and wonderful things happen when you bring a baby into the world and this viral video is evidence of that. US woman... Video of a doctor ‘flipping’ a breech baby in the womb has gone viral

Some weird and wonderful things happen when you bring a baby into the world and this viral video is evidence of that.

US woman Vanessa Fisher has shared footage of her doctor performing a successful External Cephalic Version (ECV) on her unborn baby.

For a baby to be delivered vaginally, it must be positioned head down in the womb, a process that usually occurs naturally in the weeks before going into labour. If this doesn’t happen (three to four per cent of babies will still be breech at 37 weeks) a ECV can be used to turn a foetus from a breech position (feet down) to a head-down position.

“It involves actually physically turning the baby by placing hands on the woman’s uterus to almost help the baby do somersaults inside the uterus,” Doctor Joanne Stone told Health.

The overall success rate for ECV is approximately 60 per cent and the risk of causing harm to the mother or the baby is low — less than one per cent.

In the caption on her Facebook video Vanessa wrote: “Prior to the procedure, we attempted a number of other methods to turn the baby naturally. Ultimately, our goal is to avoid a cesarean 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.

“Physically, there was a lot of pressure; it was unpleasant,” Fisher told CafeMom of the procedure. “You might notice that I almost grabbed the doctor’s hand when he was pushing on a sore spot.”

The video has been shared 27,000 from her page, as well as being picked up by Facebook community Love What Matters.

Despite a successful result (her son Ashton Nathaniel Fisher was born “healthy and handsome” this morning) some commenters took issue with her attitude towards C-sections.

“First let me just say that is awesome and I’m glad that it all worked out well. IDK y people get so weirded out about C-sections though. If it’s needed it’s needed,” one wrote. “Get my baby out alive and healthy and I don’t care what the FB birthing police have to say.”

“Why are people so against C Sections?” wrote another commenter. “I had my son via C Section. I had the option to try and do a version if I wanted, but there are risks that come along with it that I was not willing to take those risks on my baby. Everyone has their own choice/preference but don’t look down on those that did not have their baby vaginally.”

This article originally appeared on Women’s Health Australia.

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  • KeNishaK

    2018-01-19 #1 Author

    I had this done with my Daughter who is 3 Months now and it did not work for me because she was so stubborn as they were moving her she turn right back up into the spot that she was in ..but the procedure is very amazing until the after pain of the bruises hit 😍


  • Miya

    2018-01-19 #2 Author

    This story i can relate to because my baby was breech so we had to do an emergency c section now that he is here I’m so in love with him


  • Takilah

    2018-01-19 #3 Author

    Well isn’t that amazing


    • andrea

      2018-01-23 #4 Author

      Wow thats amazing i never thought you could actually turn a baby while in the womb 😍 i would love to see this in person


  • Erika Fabien

    2018-01-19 #5 Author

    Wow I thank God for a safe delivery.


  • Sade

    2018-01-19 #6 Author

    Just amazing how they can do this and actually turn a baby inside of the womb.


  • Kailey

    2018-01-19 #7 Author

    That’s so amazing 😩❤️💯


  • Smiles

    2018-01-19 #8 Author

    I am so glad I didn’t have to go through this wroth either of my girls. They both were head down very early on.


  • Salem w Biokou

    2018-01-19 #9 Author

    My wife got this procedure done it was so painful especially with all the strength used to do so, but our angel didn’t wanna move down, the minute they were done turning him down he went back up. We ended up with a caesarean. Thank God every went well.


  • Cantane

    2018-01-20 #10 Author

    this procedure is amazing


  • Sonali walcott

    2018-01-20 #11 Author

    Wow! So amazing. God makes everything possible.❤


  • Janine Lozada

    2018-01-22 #12 Author

    My angel is a breech baby because my uterus is septate, one of the reason why maybe she’s unable to turn position. However, I’m still a proud momma of my very cute little potato even If her life brought me a permanent scar on my tummy. I love her more than any beautiful things in the world ☺


  • Quanza

    2018-01-23 #13 Author

    Wow. So amazingly beautiful.


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