Saturday, April 12, 2008

External Cephalic Version

Our baby has been breech for a number of weeks now, and after trying all the homeopathic remedies (and them not working), we got an appointment with the hospital to do an external cephalic version. Basically, they manually force the baby to turn.

After we got into the hospital, we waited around for 3.5 hours (it seemed like more) before the doctor was able to get free of the more important patients. The whole time, the monitoring equipment was taking heat rate and contraction measurements, which made it so that it was impossible to get comfortable on that stylish hospital bed.

As the doctor said, "It was harder than I expected." But the baby got forcibly turned around. Woot!

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