How does the baby move through the birth canal?

Figure 5.4 shows the movement of the baby through the birth canal. Babies move this way if they are positioned head-first, with their backs toward their mother's bellies. But many babies do not face this way. A baby who faces the mother's front, or who is breech, moves in a different way. Watch each birth closely to see how babies in different positions move.

Figure 5.4 The seven cardinal movements of the baby during labour and delivery.
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