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What does it mean by fetal is head free ?

My wife is 36 weeks 5 days pregnant .. according to doctor, all is well... but she is saying... fetal is head free..... what is head free?.... plz describe in details.....
Asked On : Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
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there is no term as foetal head free in medical language
when foetal head is down towards pelvis and it is not fixed in the pelvis it is termed as foetal head is free
you can always talk to your treating doctor and be explained about any confusion in your mind

Answered: Mon, 2 May 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Jyoti Gupta's  Response

I think U mean to say that fetal head is floating free.By 36wks normally during first delivery fetal head descends down in to maternal pevis.If due to some reason it does not happen then doctors say that fetal head is not engaged or it is free floating.It may pose problems for normal birth & may require LSCS.Be in touch with your gyno.
Answered: Sat, 16 Apr 2011
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