What does this mean?

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  1. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Hi all,
    Ive just noticed in my midwifes notes that she has wrote next to presentation ; LONG CEPHALIC. Does anyone know what that means? Thanks x
     
  2. Kayleigh09

    Kayleigh09 Well-Known Member

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    Cephalic is head down, not sure why she's written long cephalic
     
  3. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    Thank you. The midwifes writing is a bit squiffy hard to read but thats what it looks like anyway. Thank you x
     
  4. Rah

    Rah Mummy to 2 princesses

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    I would guess long is the lie so longitudinal not transverse ???
     
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    Pixie Well-Known Member

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    It means head down with babies back outwards (rather than babies back to your back) It's a great position for baby to be in xx
     
  6. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Hmm, confusing, my midwife wrote 'long cephalic' yesterday but he told me my baby is back to back, from googling it seems that 'long' just means 'longitudinal lie' so lying parrallel to your spine.
     
  7. Kitten

    Kitten Mummy to Theakston & Nyah

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    I've had fun googling all this, my notes said "long lie" "cephalic presentation" "ROA/ROL".

    Apparently long lie just means baby is like in a standing position in your womb (whether it's on his feet or head) as opposed to transverse when it lies across your womb like it's lying in a bed sleeping.

    Cephalic means head down.

    ROA means its on the right had side facing your back
    ROL means right hand side facing side on

    so my baby must be half facing my back, half facing my left hand side.

    It's good fun working out all this stuff :D
     

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