One of life’s imponderables…

Why is it called “fetal descent”, when the baby is being moved along the birth canal, when most mothers are horizontal?

And when you think of how the curvature of the maternal spine, and the mother’s position making her tailbone unable to curve outward (which happens when she gives birth in positions other than on her tailbone), when the mom is in lithotomy or supine or “C” position, the baby is actually born uphill.

Have the majority of doctors ever actually seen a fetus descend?

Maybe doctors should keep the term “fetal descent” and let the mom’s actually labor in such a way that the fetus does, y’know, descend!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: