So I was standing in the shower yesterday thinking about different fetal positions and how the baby works it's way out in labor. So my first question is, with a truly transverse baby, CAN they be born vaginally? Do they ever turn enough during labor to squirm out? If not, what happened before the invention of c-sections? Did baby die? Mom die? Both? If a baby died in labor and was completely transverse, how did they get the baby out then? Are malpositioned babies more common now? What could be the cause? These may be really stupid questions but I was just invisioning this 8 pound baby laying sideways and being totally stuck in a mom!