Answer: If your baby stays in the transverse lie position, your doctor may offer to turn your baby by hand during a procedure called external cephalic version (ECV), after 36 weeks. If this is successful, you can wait for labour to start. If not, your doctor will recommend a planned caesarean as it won't be possible for your baby to be born vaginally. You may also have extra care in the final weeks of your pregnancy. About one in 300 babies remain in transverse lie by the time of birth.