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what is fetal position

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Transverse is that: A transverse fetal position is just that, baby is sideways in the womb. Sometimes the wall of the uterus has a fibroid or the shape of the chamber is ... Read More
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Unstable lie.: All fetuses spend time in each possible position in utero: head down (cephalic/vertex), head up (breech) and head sideways (transverse - up or down de ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bottom 1st-foot xtnd: The footling breech position is an unusual one. The bottom faces the birth canal (head up at the top of the uterus), & usually one leg is extended int ... Read More
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Feet at the bottom: Breech is when the baby's head isn't pointing down to the cvx/vagina. Frank/footling meanthe baby's feet are either tucked up to its head/dangling dow ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Arms, legs & thighs are all flexed. Body and head are curled forwards like a ball.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cephalic.: The most common fetal position is cephalic (head-down). Other possible positions: breech (bottom-down), oblique (unstable lie) and transverse (back-up ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Fetal position is the positioning of the body of a prenatal fetus as it develops. In this position, the back is curved, the head is bowed, and the lim ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Interesting question: It certainly seems common to find that the fetal position is often assumed in order to decrease abdominal pains. I suppose it also offers some degree ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Hiding: Sounds as if you are hiding from something. Are you scared of something? Or depressed? Do you have a history of depression?
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Anxiety: Many children curl up in the fetal position during times of anxiety. This may continue for several years. It does not indicate a problem with their ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: This is simply not true at all.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Dying Process: While this occurs in some people, this stereotype is not the usual situation. One scenario in which this can happen is the frail elderly patient that ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Regressi/nonspecific: This can have physical, and psychological impact on that patient. He/she may be in great pain on one side and so is in that position for comfort, or ... Read More

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