The Patient Observer: Does the Hands-and-Knees Posture During labor Help to Rotate the Occiput Posterior Fetus?
Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 40–47, March 1991
How to Cite
Biancuzzo, M. (1991), The Patient Observer: Does the Hands-and-Knees Posture During labor Help to Rotate the Occiput Posterior Fetus?. Birth, 18: 40–47. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1991.tb00053.x
- Issue online: 31 MAR 2007
- Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: Retrospective chart review was conducted for four low-risk women with full-term, healthy fetuses in the occiput posterior position. The first woman pushed for over two hours and delivered a 6 lb, 83/4 oz baby by cesarean section. The second woman delivered a 5 lb, 23/4 oz baby posteriorly by vacuum extraction and had a third-degree laceration. The third and fourth women both assumed the hands-and-knees posture during labor; their infants weighed 7 lb, 73/4 oz and 7 lb, 113/4 oz, respectively. Both of these fetuses rotated to the anterior position and were born spontaneously without complications.