Slide show: Fetal positions before birth
Illustration of baby in the feet-first position
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This baby is in a complete breech presentation — head located near the top of the uterus, legs folded at the knees and crossed, and feet near the buttocks.

Your health care provider might try to rotate the baby manually by placing his or her hands on your abdomen, then pushing or lifting (external version). A C-section might be recommended if a baby remains in a breech position, however.

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