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Fetal Position

As the fetus develops in the uterus, he or she changes position. If the fetus is in an undesirable position, the obstetrician or midwife can sometimes manipulate the baby's position. These positions can alter the outcome of your labor and delivery.

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Is it possible to carry your baby too low in your pelvis?

No I don't think so. It might be uncomfortable to you but God knew what he was doing when he made a woman to recreate. It is possible to carry your baby low in the pelvis. I am 29 weeks and I'm carying low so low that I was just at the hospital for preterm labor. So I have been put on bed rest and walking alot is very uncomfortable. So believe me you can carry low.

Is it safe to be carrying your baby down on your pelvic bone at 5 months?

No there are no risks. Every woman carries their baby different. I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant and carry low too. Every morning I can barely make it out of bed because the pressure down there is painful. It's nothing to worry about! Stacey

How can a fetus be prevented from settling into the breech position?

There is no way to prevent a fetus from settling into the breech position at the end of pregnancy. A woman who has had one breech fetus is more likely than average to have another.

What does 'cherry on top' mean?

When you make a special dessert, it often has whipped cream on top of it, with a bright red cherry right in the middle of the cream. This is to make it look yummy and special. When you say something is or has "the cherry on top," it means it has that special finishing touch.

What does it mean when you cant feel a fetus whole lot?

I'm 4months but I don't feel the baby move and I'm over weight. And this is my third baby that I'm having

Is RDA a fetal position?

he identification of genetic factors important in lung development and function will help in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of respiratory disease. Representational difference analysis of cDNA (cDNA-RDA) is a PCR-based subtractive enrichment procedure for the isolation of differentially expressed genes. We performed cDNA-RDA and isolated genes expressed more abundantly in fetal and adult lungs. Fifty-four clones potentially representing genes with higher transcript levels in the fetal lung were sequenced. Sequence similarity searches indicated that these clones included 12 known genes, a discoidin-like domain-containing gene, six expressed sequence tags (ESTs), and one novel sequence. Fifty-six clones potentially representing genes expressed more abundantly in the adult lung were also cloned and sequenced. Of these, 16 known human genes were represented along with two sequences

What is variable presentation in pregnancy?

Baby position keeps on changing while doing scanning is called "Variable presentation"..I have checked this with doctor and she said it is not a problem in 5th month as sufficient time is there for the baby to change its position for normal delivery.. K.Veeramani from India..

What does cephalic with long fetal position meanong?

It means the head of the baby is facing down and the baby is parallel to the mother's spine.

What does fetal position long mean?

Head to toe of the fetus is parallel to the ground Head to toe of the fetus is parallel to the ground

Why do adults lay in fetal position?

Adults lay in the fetal position because at the core they are still the same human beings that were initially developed in the womb. Our bodies naturally form in this position because it is not only space efficient for the mother, but it's also safest for the baby, protecting head, neck, chest, and vital organs. As adults, we enter this position as a means of returning to the feeling of safety and comfort that can only be had by a person who has yet to be exposed to the perils of the world outside a womb. Or simply because it literally is a position that, inside and outside a womb alike, protects your vitals. We are aware of this on an instinctual, animalistic level, and reach for it as a coping mechanism, much like other behaviors that have been coded into us since we were in the trees, such as laughing and crying.

Why do elderly sleep in the fetal position?

Two possible reasons. (1) Contracture of the legs and hips: They shouldn't be permanently in a fetal position. Their legs must be exercised at least twice a day by getting the caregiver to gently rotate the legs clockwise and anti-clockwise several times. It can be very painful for the elderly but this must be done gently so their muscles do not waste further. Train the caregivers to do so. After many months, there should be improvement. In some cases, some even improve well enough to move from being bedridden to being able to sit in a wheelchair. (2) Another possible reason is spinal stenosis.

What is the usual and most desirable fetal positioning in the utero?

You pretty much want your fetus to be positioned head down toward the cervix and vagina because it makes it a whole lot easier on mom and fetus during birth.

If your due date is June seventh when did you get pregnant?

June 7th 2010? Your rough conception date would be September 13th, give or take a few days. However, it is very difficult to accurately say when conception occured. Therefore, I suggest speaking to your doctor, midwife or obstetrician about it because they can give you a better idea.

What does it mean when you feel like your baby is pushing down does that mean she is about to drop?

If you feel pressure in your cervix and are towards the end of your last trimester that means your baby is dropping into delivery position! :)

What will a doctor do if your baby keeps flipping from transverse to head down and back to transverse in utero?

They will wait until you are due and if your baby is still transverse they will tell you that you have to have a c-section. Sadly, 99.9% of medical doctors will not give you any other option. There are several techniques you can do to encourage your baby to turn head down. There are several websites you could look into to find those techniques.

There are techniques a doctor can perform to turn the baby prior to labor, along with chiropractic adjustments that work well. There are positions you can lie in to help anchor the baby head down.

Here is one of many sites that could possibly help: at link.

What does a posterior placenta with grade 2 maturity mean?

This is a term used in pregnancy to describe the placenta positioning. Grade two posterior placenta means that the placenta is facing the back of the uterus. It is located in the lower segment and touching the edge of the cervical opening but is not completely covering it.

What week of pregnancy is the baby supposed to be facing downwards?

The baby will experienced lightening or going downwards at 36 weeks about to engaged.

What if your baby hasn't turned at 32 weeks?

Less chance because of the growing fetus but you can ask the suggestion of an aversionist, a doctor specialized in manuevering the position of the baby with the use of an ultrasound if this is still possible. If theres still enough room and amniotic is adequate < i think it would be ok.

What determines the position of the baby when pregnant?

By doing the leopolds manuever or using the ultrasound you will know the position of the baby.