Leopold Maneuvers

Leopold Maneuvers are a slick series of abdominal palpations that let you determine which way the baby is facing in a pregnant woman.

It’s akin to palm reading, but cooler and more accurate. With the four maneuvers you can figure out which part of the baby is facing towards the pelvis (presentation aka bum first/breach or head first/cephalic), if it’s facing to the right or left and how far it is into the pelvis (engagement).

Skilled physicians can even estimate the weight based on Leopold maneuvers.

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