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Management of malpositions and malpresentations 

Management of malpositions and malpresentations
Management of malpositions and malpresentations

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

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date: 15 October 2019

This chapter considers the causes, diagnosis, and consequences of malpositions and malpresentations in pregnancy and birth. Malpositions included are the occipito-posterior positions and the malpresentations discussed include the face, brow, and shoulder presentations. The midwife’s management of these problems is covered, along with the possible outcomes for the mother and baby.

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