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the shaping of the fetal head to the size and shape of the birth canal.
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Shaping by means of a mold.
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moldingObstetrics The changes that the fetus's skull–which has a rigid face and base and a mobile cranial vault–undergoes to slide through the birth canal
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The shaping of a baby's head to facilitate passage down the birth canal. The molding disappears after birth.
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Shaping with a mold.
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