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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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In both collections linguistic footling takes us somewhere.
358) These patients include those who are more susceptible to uterine injury because of previous Caesarian sections or uterine scarring and those whose fetus is in the "double footling breech" position.
Vaginal birth was not possible because of fetopelvic disproportion or failure to progress in labor in 226 cases, fetal heart-rate abnormality in 129, footling presentation in 69, the woman requested cesarean delivery in 61, complications in 45, cord prolapse in 12, and unknown reasons in 8.
Two of the most exciting things I observed were doctors and midwives doing frank and footling vaginal breech births.
It would be laughable if it wasn't tragic that we have so many nutters whose footling fanaticism is almost akin to that of the most rabid followers of Islam.
Sir Kingsley Amis: "RS Thomas has reduced other poets' work to footling whimsy.
Guy comes in and we head outside, where the footling detail that I have to carry his mug is a tiny indicator of the myriad of tough little adjustments that he is going to have to make and, more importantly, to tolerate making.
As a result, instead of a package of measures to fight the worst economic mess since World War 2 his budget speech contains nothing but a set of footling Good Times tinkerings.
transverse lie, footling breech) Absolute cephalopelvic disproportion Placenta praevia Previous major uterine surgery or classic caesarean section Cord presentation Active genital herpes Maternal convenience Any gynaecological, obstetric or medical condition that precludes vaginal delivery
No-one is going to accept a footling few thousand in future.
if hydrocephaly is excluded, the head is flexed, the biparietal diameter is less than 10 cm, a footling breech is ruled out, and the fetus is estimated to be of average weight, a VD can be anticipated.