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Mechanism of labour - the interaction between the maternal pelvic and fetal skull

This article considers the anatomy and physiology underpinning the mechanism of labour in terms of the amazing journey the fetus completes through the maternal pelvis. This will be outlined in relation to normal birth and the long and short rotations undertaken in an occipito posterior position. In order to monitor maternal and fetal wellbeing and promote progress in labour, the midwife needs a thorough understanding of: the maternal pelvis, the external structure of the fetal skull, and how the presentation and attitude of the fetus determine the presenting diameter of the skull.  
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Mechanism of labour – the interaction between the maternal pelvis and fetal skull

This resource considers the anatomy and physiology underpinning the mechanism of labour in terms of the amazing journey the fetus completes through the maternal pelvis. This will be outlined in relation to normal birth and the long and short rotations undertaken in an occipito posterior position.Read more

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