Can oblique position have normal delivery?
As you near the end of your pregnancy, your doctor will keep a close eye on the fetal position and recommend interventions if the baby is in an oblique lie. Like other fetal positions, an oblique lie may require a cesarean delivery if the baby doesn’t move into a head-down position before you go into labor.
What does it mean when a baby is in an oblique position?
Oblique lie: The baby’s head is against the mother’s hip, high above the birth canal. No particular part of their body is against the cervix. Unstable lie: The baby is continually changing their position around and no particular part of their body is against the cervix.
What fetal position is normal?
Normally, the position of a fetus is facing rearward (toward the woman’s back) with the face and body angled to one side and the neck flexed, and presentation is head first. An abnormal position is facing forward, and abnormal presentations include face, brow, breech, and shoulder.
Does transverse baby mean C-section?
A fetus is in a transverse position when it is sideways, at a 90-degree angle to the pregnant person’s spine. In situations when a fetus cannot be turned into a head-down position by the time a person goes into labor, a cesarean section (C-section) will likely be required.
Can babies turn breech at 38 weeks?
38-40 weeks Rarely does a baby flip to breech this late in pregnancy but they can. Parents and providers may learn that baby is breech during a routine bio-physical ultrasound exam during this time or later in pregnancy.
What is the most common fetal position?
Right or Left Occiput Anterior The left occiput anterior (LOA) position is the most common in labor. In this position, the baby’s head is slightly off-center in the pelvis with the back of the head toward the mother’s left thigh. The right occiput anterior (ROA) presentation is also common in labor.