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What is a transverse position?

The transverse position is when your baby is lying sideways in the womb. If it remains like this close to the due date, it cannot be delivered vaginally and a caesarean section must be performed. The transverse position is rare.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Fertility

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