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Baby in wrong position for dating scan

As the due date approaches, your baby’s head – or bottom – should “engage”.

This means they drop into the pelvis in preparation for birth.

Optimal fetal positioning (OFP) is a theory developed by New Zealand midwife Jean Sutton and antenatal teacher Pauline Scott.

An external cephalic version (ECV) will then be attempted.

This is where the baby is encouraged to move by an obstetrician placing their hands on your abdomen and moving the baby through a somersault, and into place.

This is where the baby is coming headfirst but is facing their mum’s tummy.

In this position the baby’s head does not fit as neatly over the cervix, and dilation is slower without direct pressure on the cervix, so labour tends to be longer.

Repeat about 10 times a few times daily,” says Hanahoe.

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