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What is cephalopelvic disproportion?

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In cephalopelvic disproportion, your baby's head is too large to fit through your pelvis. That's because of the size or his poor positioning. Sometimes your baby isn't facing back, but is turned toward your belly (occiput or cephalic posterior). This increases the chance of a lengthy and painful childbirth, often called "back labor," or tearing of the birth canal.

SOURCES: 

Pregnancy Info Net. 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

SOURCES: 

Pregnancy Info Net. 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

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