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foot·ling

(fut'ling),
A fetal foot, particularly one that descends into the birth canal in an incomplete breech presentation.
[foot, fr. A. S. fot, + -ling, dim. suffix]

foot·ling

(fut'ling)
A fetal foot, particularly one that descends into the birth canal in an incomplete breech presentation.
[foot, fr. A. S. fot, + -ling, dim. suffix]
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Much philosophical discussion of problems of classification seems quite footling (e.
One midwife, Diane, who was direct-entry and apprenticed before she became a CNM, recently did a footling breech in the water, and a shoulder dystocia with the baby's cord wrapped around its neck.
He was a footling breech birth, but was normal upon examination, fed well, and discharged from the nursery after 24 hours.
A couple of weeks ago, an unregistered 1980 MGB GT with just 53 miles on the clock (pictured) was knocked down at Charterhouse Auctions in Dorset for a footling four grand.
Several women reported footling breech or transverse presentations that were not diagnosed before the administration of oxytocin.
As someone who gave birth naturally at home to a baby in a footling breech position, I was saddened to read Kelsie Koberstein's story (Register-Guard, Sept.
Robert Potts in the TLS claimed that in the collection Haslam "comes across as something of a Holy Fool," and certainly it would be possible to draw footling inferences from, for example, his self-confessed desire to make "his life an arcade of continual song.
The answer is of course that the Post didn't really care about any of it--not the flag, not the "macaca" not the alleged embarrassment about Senator Allen's Jewish forebears, not even "the n-word" The paper's feigned shock and attempts to provoke outrage at such footling matters were as hypocritical as the media's assumption, mentioned in this space last month, that Mark Foley's pedophiliac desires towards a congressional page were more scandal-worthy than Gerry Studds's actual pedophiliac sexual encounters with a page.
But on the flaccid evidence of "Daddy Cool," its creators clearly have expended no energy on something so footling as logical connection or, indeed, drama.
We term an amateur or someone who lacks judgment or ability a footling.
The definition of dilation and extraction, as printed on the questionnaire, was as follows: deliberate dilation of the cervix, usually over several days; instrumental conversion of the fetus to a footling breech; breech extraction of the body excepting the head; and partial evacuation of the intracranial contents of a living fetus to effect vaginal delivery of a dead but otherwise intact fetus (source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), ACOG statement of policy: statement on intact dilatation and extraction, Washington, DC: ACOG, Jan.
Standard procedure for paramedics and EMTs encountering a footling breech birth was to transport the patient to a hospital immediately.