PIC: Mum's photo shows how breech baby fits in the womb
Ever wondered how exactly breech babies snuggle up in the womb? Well thanks to this amazing photo, now we know how one baby did it.
A mum, whose baby was born breech, shared a photo of her newborn daughter Emma to Facebook after her delivery via C-section - still in breech position.
The mother, Kristen, said that she had a tradition of taking photos of her children just moments after they were born and Emma, although breech, would be no exception.
A breech birth is when a baby is born bottom first instead of head first. Around 3–5 percent of pregnant women at term have a breech baby.
The photo shows baby Emma in an almost gymnastic pose, with her feet high up over her head.
Along with the photo the shocked mum wrote: "This was my poor little breech baby! She came out folded in half!!"
A lot of breech births come with complications, so naturally a lot of other mums were curious as to how Kristen's pregnancy had been.
"When I was pregnant with Emma, I had what I like to refer to as a 'dream pregnancy,'" she later told BabyCentre.
"I was never sick, tired, or all that uncomfortable. I just adored being pregnant! Much to my surprise, around 34 weeks I was in for a routine appointment and asked if we could take a sneak peak (by ultrasound) and discovered I had low fluid and a breech baby girl!
"I tried everything from 'Spinning Babies' to acupuncture to get her to turn. No such luck. My doctor then scheduled a c-section for 39 weeks. Fortunately, the c-section and the recovery went very smoothly and I had a healthy baby in my arms!"