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Baby position in the womb

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When the baby commences growing while pregnant, then he starts a little bit moving around in the womb. A pregnant woman can quickly feel these movements. She may feel the kicking, wiggling, or twist and turns of the growing baby. However, in the ninth month of pregnancy, your unborn baby is more significant. Due to it, there is not sufficient space for moving.

Moreover, the position of the unborn baby matters a lot, especially nearer to the delivery date. Your baby must be in the right position before the delivery. In addition to it, your doctor will also check your baby’s position in the womb specific in the last month of pregnancy. During the assessment, the doctor uses several terms. These terms are anterior, transverse, posterior, or so on. They use this term to illustrate the position of the baby.

In addition to it, you must know these terms. Due to it, you will be able to get an accurate idea about the position. In addition to it, you must know what kind of things to do if the baby’s position is not correct and so on.

Here is the list of some different position’s you baby in the womb. If you are confused about the different positions then the below-mentioned information is for you.


In this position, the baby’s head is downward, and his face faces your back. Moreover, the chin of your baby is touched to his chest. Furthermore, the head is ready to enter the pelvis.


In this kind of position, the baby’s head is in a downward direction. On the other side, the direction of the face is towards the stomach. It is also known as the OP position. The term OP is defined as the occiput-posterior. If the baby is in this position, then it enhances the chance of prolonging delivery. This prolonged delivery includes severe back pain.


The breech position is divided into three categories. In this position, the baby is positioned with their buttocks and feet first. Apart from it, here is the list of three types.

  • Complete Breech- In this position, the direction of the buttocks is towards the birth canal. The baby folded the legs at the knees. Further, the buttocks and legs are near.
  • Frank Breech- The buttocks are in the direction of the birth canal. However, the legs of the baby are straight in front of the body. Moreover, the feet are closer to the head.
  • Footling Breech- In this position, either one foot or both feet are in the downward direction. In words towards the birth canal.

Keep the one thing in mind that the breech position is not appropriate for the delivery. Moreover, babies with breech positions are born healthy, but there are some risks connected with it. These include congenital disabilities and trauma during the delivery.

As the legs are in the birth canal’s direction, the baby’s head is the last part that comes from the vagina. It creates more difficulty to get through from the birth canal. In addition to it, this position is also considered problematic. This is because it enhances the risk of loop formation in the umbilical cord. It can lead to any injury to the baby.

Transverse lie

In this position, the baby is in the horizontal position. You will be amazed to know that it is a rare position and need for cesarean delivery.

In the end, these are some baby positions in the womb. During the pregnancy, the baby turns and changes its position frequently. You do not need to stress about it when you feel kicked and so on.