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malpresentation

 [mal″prez-en-ta´shun]
faulty fetal presentation.

mal·pre·sen·ta·tion

(mal'prē-sen-tā'shŭn),
Faulty presentation of the fetus; presentation of any part other than the occiput.

malpresentation

/mal·pres·en·ta·tion/ (mal″prez-en-ta´shun) faulty fetal presentation.

malpresentation

[malpres′əntā′shən]
Etymology: L, malus, bad, praesentare, to show
an abnormal position of the fetus in the birth canal.

mal·pre·sen·ta·tion

(mal'prez-ĕn-tā'shŭn)
Faulty position of the fetus; presentation of any part other than the occiput.

malpresentation

Any position (lie) of the fetus before or during labour that would result in a part other than the vertex of the head appearing first at birth. Malpresentations include breech, face (head extended), shoulder and arm presentations.

malpresentation

faulty fetal presentation.
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The emergent group had significantly higher rates of perinatal death and acidosis, and while bivariable comparison showed increased incidence of leukocytosis, urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted infection (STI), malpresentation, latency, vaginal bleeding, and fundal tenderness; only vaginal bleeding, STI, and malpresentation remained significant on logistic regression analysis.
In his sample Friedman did not exclude women with malpresentations, malpositions or multiple pregnancies and the usual care practices of the day were to give women enemas, pubic shaves and high levels of strong medication.
We define pre-existing conditions as malpresentation, genital herpes simplex virus, diabetes mellitus/abnormal glucose tolerance, hypertensive disorder, oligohydramnios, congenital/acquired abnormality of vagina, other congeuital/acquired anomaly, and rhesus (anti-D) isoimmunization.
Exclusion criteria were post-term pregnancies of [greater than or equal to] 40 weeks and 10 days, multiple pregnancies, grand multiparity, cephalopelvic disproportion, previous caesarean section or a uterine scar, fetal malpresentation, fetal distress, placenta praevia, antepartum haemorrhage, premature rupture of the membranes and medical disorders.
Other common reasons cited for use in specific conditions were postdates/induction, breech, malpresentation, labour that was slow or prolonged, common complications and discomforts of pregnancy, pain relief, breastfeeding, relaxation, urinary tract infection, and newborn issues such as colic.
Malpresentation can keep a baby from descending into the pelvic outlet and, at the least, slow things down.
Not only is the septate uterus the most common Mullerian anomaly, it is the uterine malformation associated with the poorest reproductive outcomes, including recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm labor, malpresentation, and probably infertility.
A high index of clinical suspicion is required in women with chronic abdominal pain, malpresentation or prolonged pregnancy, even if a routine ultrasound scan has detected no abnormality.
Of all potential indications, malpresentation was the strongest risk factor for cesarean delivery (RR = 24.
Fetal malpresentation also was significantly more likely in the fibroid group (22% vs.
Previous uterine scar was the main indication for prelabor cesarean delivery followed by fetal malpresentation.