Slide: Prenatal presentation of the fetus

Illustration of babies in various fetal positions

One in front and one behind 1 of 7 in place

While babies wriggle, stretch, and roll during pregnancy, Before starting, they are usually settled in a way that allows them to deliver through the birth canal facing forward (cephalic presentation). However, this doesn’t always happen.

Examine some possible fetal manifestations and positions at the end of pregnancy and see how they affect delivery.

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