The Fetal Occiput Posterior Position

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The fetal occiput posterior position poses challenges in every aspect of intrapartum care-prevention, diagnosis, correction, supportive care, labor management, and delivery. Maternal and newborn outcomes are often worse and both physical and psychological traumas are more common than with fetal occiput anterior positions. The purpose of this paper is to describe prevailing concepts that guide labor and birth management with an occiput posterior fetus, and summarize evidence to clarify the state of the science. To identify maternal and fetal risk factors associated with persistent occiput posterior position at delivery, and to examine the association of occiput posterior position with subsequent obstetric outcomes.

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Olga Sergeyevna Arnt

Nord-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnicov

Email: olga.arnt@gmail.com
assistant, Departament of Obstetrics and Gynecology named after S. N. Davidov

Yevgeniya Borisovna Troik

Nord-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnicov

Email: Evgeniua.Troik@spbmapo.ru
PhD, professor assistant, Departament of Obstetrics and Gynecology named after S. N. Davidov

Tamara Surkhayevna Gadzhiyeva

Nord-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnicov

Email: tgadzhieva@hotmail.com
PhD, professor assistant, Departament of Obstetrics and Gynecology named after S. N. Davidov

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