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is there a common fetal position?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Arms, legs & thighs are all flexed. Body and head are curled forwards like a ball.
Answered on Jun 11, 2012
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 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 or back-down). These change many times daily, but less so near term. Only cephalic fetuses can be born safely vaginally; all others should probably be rotated to cephalic or delivered via cesarean section.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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