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