Normally babies emerge from the birth canal with their face pointing towards the mother’s back; malpresentation occurs when the baby faces forward or fails to turn into the head-down position in the last few weeks of pregnancy. The face-forward or occipito-posterior position usually causes prolonged labour and severe backache, ‘backache labour’; the buttocks-down or ‘breech’ position can make delivery extremely difficult since the buttocks do not enlarge the birth canal sufficiently for the head to follow easily. In these and other forms of malpresentation the baby may have to be delivered by Caesarean.

Specific remedy to be given hourly for up 3 doses

  • Pulsatilla 30c

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  National Council For One-Parent Families
  Cry-sis Helpline
  La Leche League Great Britain
  Down's Syndrome Association
  National Childbirth Trust
  Association for Imrovements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)
  Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)

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