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Is there a common fetal position?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Yes
Arms, legs & thighs are all flexed.
Body and head are curled forwards like a ball.

In brief: Yes
Arms, legs & thighs are all flexed.
Body and head are curled forwards like a ball.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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