Is the baby facing the mother's front, or her back?

Next, feel the mother's abdomen for a large, hard shape (the baby's back). If you can feel it (Figure 11.2a), the baby is facing the mother's back. If you cannot feel the baby's back, feel for a lot of small lumps (Figure 11.2b). If you feel a lot of small lumps instead of a large, hard shape, it probably means that you are feeling the baby's arms and legs, which tell you that it is facing the mother's front.



Figure 11.2 (a) If you can feel a large hard lump, the baby is facing towards the mother's back. (b) If you can feel a lot of small lumps, the baby is facing towards the mother's front.
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