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Fetal Positions for Labor and Birth

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Updated June 11, 2014

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Right Occiput Anterior (ROA)
Right Occiput Anterior (ROA)

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The Right Occiput Anterior (ROA) position is common in labor. It generally represents no problems or additional pain during labor or birth. Here the back of the baby's head is slightly off center in the pelvis with the back of the head towards the mother's right thigh.
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