fetal position


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fetal position

The relationship of a specified bony landmark on the fetal presenting part to the quadrants of the maternal pelvis.
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fetal position

A position, resembling that of the fetus in the womb, sometimes adopted by a child or adult in a state of distress or withdrawal. The position is one in which the body is drawn into itself. The head is bent forward, the spine is curved, the arms are crossed over the chest and the hips and knees are fully bent (flexed).
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Most studies reported that FCI was performed under both maternal and fetal anesthesia to enable the relaxation of uterus and the manipulation of fetal position. In the present case, the transverse lie of fetal head and FCI were successfully performed only via maternal anesthesia.
[6] Examinations performed at suboptimal fetal positions may lead to errors in diagnosis, and especially small lesions may be missed from diagnosis.
If during an earthquake you cannot escape out of the structure lie in fetal position near a large object.
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She was so weak she could not move out of the fetal position and did not respond when we gave her a bath.
Ellice Lieberman, et al, published their study "Changes in Fetal Position During Labor and Their Association With Epidural Analgesia" in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the journal of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).
Isaiah's vision undoes all that kind of pretense and reduces the priest to lying on the floor in the fetal position. He speaks the truth of himself, and God's angels cleanse him, making Isaiah now worthy for the work he may have thought he was doing before.
One FBI agent stated in a July 29, 2004, report that some detainees were found "chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food, or water.
The Doomscale is now bleeding and in fetal position.
"Being in a fetal position isn't what leadership is all about," he notes.