In obstetrics, position is the orientation of the fetus (baby) in the womb, identified by the location of the presenting part of the fetus relative to the pelvis of the mother. Conventionally, it is the position assumed by the fetus before the process of birth, as the fetus assumes various positions and postures during the course of childbirth.
occiput,[note 1] as against the buttocks, is close to the vagina (hence known as vertex presentation) faces anteriorly (forward with mother standing) and towards left. This is the most common position and lie.
occiput faces anteriorly and towards right. Less common than LOA, but not associated with labor complications.
occiput faces posteriorly (behind) and towards left.
occiput faces posteriorly and towards right.
occiput faces anteriorly (absolutely straight without any turning to any of the sides)
occiput faces posteriorly (absolutely straight without any turning to any of the sides)
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