Nuchal hand

Baby has its hand present alongside its head

Ling's Beautiful Unassisted En Caul-Lotus-Home Birth Story

nuchal hand: hand by the face and cord around neck. Baby rotated to birth his boWith about two long contractions that seemed like two heavy pushes, the baby’s head was finally visible and it was becoming so intense that I couldn’t stand and the baby was out finally with the sac that looked like a thin layer of veil over his head. Within a split second the sac broke and there was like a gush of water. The baby came oozing out that neither of us can catch him.

— Ling, 3rd-time mum who birthed her en-caul baby as Nature intended, at home (Dec 2010)