Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Midwifery Illustrated

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1833

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Hist. Coll. WQA M468

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New York: J. K. Moore, University Book Store

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This illustration demonstrates the obstetrical manoeuvre of ‘internal version’. The baby is presently in an undeliverable position with a transvers lie and the head extended. The health professional (doctor or midwife) first pulls down the legs to be delivered first. This is called a ‘breech delivery’. The extended head following may or may not be a problem. If it is, the health professional may attempt to put a finger in the child’s mouth to bring the chin down and flex the head, known as ‘Smellie’s manoeuvre’. If this does not work, forceps are applied to assist delivery.

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J. P. Maygrier, “Midwifery Illustrated,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 19, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11082.

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