Monday, November 24, 2008

Palpating today

Clare Welter and I were invited to palpate (feel with our hands) this Mama's baby both yesterday and today. Clare took these photos today.

Yesterday the baby was breech. I asked to attend the Ultrasound today and if I could palpate again, before the ultrasound, to draw a picture of what position the baby seemed to be in. Then we could compare the ultrasound picture with my palpation.

Here we are at the couple's home before the appointment.

Happily, the baby flipped head-down during the night!

Sadly, we weren't allowed to take pictures in the ultrasound room.

After palpating I drew the Belly Map.

Here's before and after...

See more about breech babies flipping to a head down position at the Spinning Babies Website.

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