Brow Presentation and Birth Injury Complications
In ideal vaginal birthing, infants come out in what we call the vertex position. In vertex, the infant goes out head-first, with the chin tucked to the chest. The brow presentation is among the numerous abnormal fetal birthing positions.
When your child is in a brow presentation, it is a dangerous position that can result in birth injuries. The labor complications that come with this position can put your child to danger. What does this mean for you and your baby? Let’s find out.
What is a Brow Presentation?
For babies in a brow presentation, the fetal head goes untucked, in between full flexion and hyperextension vertically. The presenting portion of the head is between the browbone and the crown of the baby’s head. This happens to one baby for every 500 to 1400 deliveries, which makes it very uncommon.
Several factors can lead to children going into brow presentation, which includes: