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I'm overdue, only 5 ft tall and baby is in the oblique position. Is a Caesarean the safest option?

  I'm overdue, only 5 ft tall and baby is in the oblique position. Is a Caesarean the safest option?

It' true that if the baby stays 'oblique' (baby is lying diagonally in your womb, not directly head or bottom down), you will definitely need a Caesarean. However your obstetrician might be able to move baby into the correct postion-head down or 'cephalic' by gently pressing on your abdomen known as extrenal cephalic version). Being 5 ft tall may make this more difficult, as your pelvis may be too small for baby's head to fit; in this case baby cannot be born vaginally.
What do the notes in my record mean?

Your caregiver will open a new file for you at your first visit, where all notes, records, test results, and comments will be stored. Although you will not usually see this file (unless you ask to see it), it can be helpful to know some of the abbreviations that are always used; the list below tells you what those abbreviations stand for.

BP Your blood pressure
NAD Nothing abnormal detected, usually in your urine
Hb Hemoglobin levels that indicate anemia if low
Fe Iron tablets
FHH/NH Fetal heart heard or not heard, usually from about 14 weeks. Also FHHR, which means fetal heart heard and regular
FMF Fetal movements felt, usually from 16-20 weeks
Ceph Cephalic. Means baby is head down in the womb
Vx Vertex; also means baby is head down
Br Breech. Your baby is bottom down in the womb
Eng/E Engaged. The baby''s head has dropped into the pelvic cavity ready for delivery
NE Not engaged (see above)
SFH Symphysis fundal height is the measurement of the length of the womb (in centimeters) from the top of the pubic bone. Indicates growth of pregnancy.
PP Presenting part, which refers to that part of the baby that is lying lowest
Primagravida A woman who is in her first pregnancy
Multigravida A woman who has been pregnant before
EDC Estimated date of confinement (delivery)
Ed Edema, which means swelling of the hands, feet and face
CS/LSCS Cesarean section or lower segment cesarean section
TCA To come again
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