Malposition of Foetus

From the 30th week of pregnancy onwards your health professional will become increasingly interested in your baby’s positioning in the womb. About four per cent of babies will remain in a breech position at birth with its bottom pointing downwards. If your baby does not move into the desired cephalic position with its head facing downwards, you may be advised to have a Caesarean delivery.

  • If your baby is already positioned head downward in cephalic presentation, you are likely to feel swift kicks in your ribs.
  • If your baby is in a breech position, try to encourage it to turn. You can do this by spending some time every day on all fours with your bottom slightly raised. Gravity and increased space will allow it to manoeuvre into the desired cephalic position with the head facing downward.
  • Self help acupressure point Bladder 67.

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