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One little foot

This is the story of Dr. Frederic Loomis, a Californian doctor anxious about his patient, an emotionally-fragile young woman who was expecting her first baby and doing her best to prepare for motherhood.

Dr Frederick Loomis

The death rate of breech babies is comparatively high because of the difficulty in delivering the after-coming head, and the imperative need of delivering it rather quickly after the body is born. At that moment, the cord becomes compressed between the baby's hard little head and the mother's bony pelvis. When no oxygen reaches the baby's bloodstream, it inevitably dies in a few short minutes.