Slide show: Fetal presentation before birth
Illustration of babies in various fetal positions
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While babies twist, stretch and tumble during pregnancy, before labor begins they usually settle in a way that allows them to be delivered headfirst (cephalic presentation) through the birth canal. That doesn't always happen, though.

Check out some of the possible fetal presentations and positions at the end of pregnancy and find out how they can affect delivery.

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