What are the Seven Cardinal Movements of Labor?


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The Seven Cardinal Movements of Labor refer to the changes in position of which body part of the fetus?

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1. In which of the Seven Cardinal Movements of Labor does the chin of the fetus tuck into the chest?

2. Which of the Seven Cardinal Movements of Labor can happen before labor even begins?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Normally, infants in the course of childbirth go through a series of predictable movements to traverse the birth canal and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these movements. Some things you'll be assessed on include the names of the cardinal movements of labor.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The anatomical reference point of cardinal labor movements
  • The name of the movement that refers to the fetus tucking the chin into the chest
  • The term for the movement that occurs before labor
  • The movement that identifies the whole baby as being delivered

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the cardinal movements of labor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding some of the important movements an infant goes through in order to pass through the birth canal
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained about the part of the body that changes its position during the seven cardinal movements of labor

Additional Learning

To gain a basic understanding of childbirth, review the lesson titled, What are the Seven Cardinal Movements of Labor? This lesson covers these objectives hereinafter:

  • Explain why the cardinal movements of labor are necessary
  • Name and describe the seven cardinal labor movements, in correct sequential order
  • Identify when the first of the seven cardinal labor movements can occur