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Baby Position

The developing fetus changes positions inside the uterus several times during pregnancy. The baby position right before labor is anterior position, as it is considered the safest. The other positions are posterior position, transverse lie position, and breech position.

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Why does my 7-week-old daughter always poop after having formula milk?

Query: Hi doctor, My little one is 7 weeks old, and the last two days, I have had difficulty feeding her to her demands. Sometimes, it happens, and I substitute with milk formula, which has happened maybe six to seven times in the past. But the last two days, I had to supplement twice a day. Since she wou...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. Feeding difficulty may arise because of two reasons: a. Improper latching. b. Improper position. 2. Usually, those baby who latches correctly do not require formula milk. The mother's breast milk is sufficient. 3. Mix feeding (breast m...  Read Full »

My 5-month-old son looks only in one direction while sitting. Does this mean he has torticollis?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 5 months old. He can hold his head during tummy time and turn his head in both directions. But when we make him sit, he usually looks in one direction. He has a flat head on one side. Does this mean he has torticollis?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A child with torticollis will not be able to make much neck movements at all, in any direction or position. The very fact that the child can look in both directions during tummy time is suggestive of the child not having torticollis. As regards to the flat head, some...  Read Full »

Is there any possibility to avoid C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old, and this is my first pregnancy. I am in my 39th week, and my due date is by next week. When I consulted my doctor, she said that the baby is healthy, and the head is in down position only, but the head did not fix yet. She asked me to wait till due date and then she su...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me give you a few basic facts of pregnancy and delivery. As it is your first pregnancy, the uterus is experiencing the process of delivery for the first time. Baby's head is the only thing in the whole world which can decide if the outlet of your pelvis or the hip ...  Read Full »

What are the exercises and food for normal delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in the 25th week of pregnancy. I want a normal delivery. Will exercise or diet help me in normal delivery?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following aid in normal delivery: Your stature must be tall. There should be adequate pelvis. The baby should be in vertex position. This can be predicted only when you cross 37 weeks. You can have a normal diet and regular antenatal exercises till then. Yoga...  Read Full »

Why are the complications of fetus in a low head position?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 weeks pregnant. Yesterday, I had an ultrasound and the impressions are single live intrauterine fetus of 29 weeks gestation with posterior placenta of grade 2 maturity with adequate liquor with active fetal movements. Cervical length 1.5 inches, FHR 150 per minute, AFI 5.7 inches...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Your report is absolutely normal. The head in the current scan is low down but at this stage, the baby keeps moving around. At present, it is down and the next moment it could be up or even in breach. So, the position of the baby is not very ...  Read Full »

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