Chapter

Management of malpositions and malpresentations

Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584673
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729867 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199584673.003.0017

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

Management of malpositions and malpresentations

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Occipito-posterior position 314

Face presentation 316

Brow presentation 318

Shoulder presentation 319

These are cephalic presentations where the occiput is directed towards the right or left sacro-iliac joint—right occipito-posterior (ROP) and left occipito-posterior (LOP). These positions are the most common of all causes of mechanical difficulty in labour....

Chapter.  1630 words. 

Subjects: Midwifery ; Obstetrics

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