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!


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