after-coming head


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to after-coming head: came to a head

after-coming head

Childbirth with the head delivered last.
See also: head
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It may be life-saving for the breech baby with entrapped after-coming head and possibly in shoulder dystocia.
There are different ways that an after-coming head could be dealt with but that is one way of describing it.
The method of delivery was by assisted or spontaneous breech delivery with control of the after-coming head either by use of a forceps or the Mauriceau-Smellie-Veit maneuver.