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Transverse Arrest... Two Stories in Comparison

Posted Apr 07 2010 12:00am
Vita Maturi has an awesome birth story (congratulations mama!!!) here of a transverse arrest. It mirrors, almost to a T, the birth of Tres . Just a good comparison model to show birth pattern, cervical, and physical indicators in relation to babies position.

LifeART (and/or) MediClip image copyright 2008. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. All rights reserved.

There are two very important key factors to giving optimal chance for baby to rotate out of a deep transverse arrest and into a better position for vaginal birth. The first key is mobility, while the other is relaxation.

Only problems?

Deep transverse arrest has such a high rate of cesarean because it is nearly impossible for a mama to relax her pelvic floor muscles without medication (because of the urge to push and pressure on the hips), and it is highly improbable for a baby to rotate if she has no mobility from an epidural.

Wow, talk about double whammy!

Anyone else have a story about Deep Transverse Arrest they would like to share?

See more information here Malposition and Malpresentation
Operative Vaginal Delivery: A Survey of Fellows of ACOG
Mode of Delivery in Deep Transverse Arrest
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