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2-19. Limb Presentation

Transport the mother to the hospital immediately if an arm or leg is presented first. Keep the mother in the delivery position (follow local guidelines.) DO NOT attempt to deliver the baby.

  • DO NOT try to pull on the presenting limb.
  • DO NOT try to replace the limb into the vagina.
  • DO NOT place your hand into the vagina unless there is a prolapsed cord.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015