Fetal Dystocia: Normal and Abnormal Fetal Positions Prior to Childbirth


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Which of the following is the best definition for dystocia?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of normal or cephalic presentation?

2. Which of the following is the biggest concern about delivering a breech baby vaginally?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combo related to this lesson can measure student's comprehension level of fetal dystocia. Students will need to know subjects such as an abnormal presentation and the concerns of delivering a breech baby naturally.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students can use the lesson's assessment tools to gain knowledge about:

  • Concerns about delivering a breech baby naturally
  • Abnormal presentations
  • Definition of dystocia
  • Baby is lying horizontally across the mother's stomach
  • Characteristics of a normal presentation

Skills Practiced

The proficiencies that can be mastered in this lesson include:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about a baby that is lying horizontally across the mother's stomach
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about abnormal birth presentations in a different light
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding fetal dystocia and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Students can gain more knowledge about issues that can occur during birth with the lesson called Fetal Dystocia: Normal and Abnormal Fetal Positions Prior to Childbirth. The following lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Identify what dystocia is, why it occurs, and why it leads to issues
  • Review the differences between normal and abnormal birth presentations
  • Learn about the different types of abnormal birth presentations and the types of complications that can arise from each type