Nov. 11, 2021

051 Face Presentation

051 Face Presentation

When the Baby's Face is Delivery First. Can it Be Done?

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Face presentation is when the baby's face is presenting through the cervix first. Normally, the baby's head is flexed so that the chin tucked.  Non-head down positions (including breech, transverse lie, face, brow, and compound presentations) do happen too are account for less than 4% babys at term.

When the baby is coming out face first, the baby's head and neck are hyperextended creating a more difficult and sometimes impossible birth. 


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