Login

Join for Free!
119241 members


foetus position

For discussing the functions of different structures of all organisms.

Moderator: BioTeam

foetus position

Postby Paragonidae » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:57 pm

in order for a foetus to come out right it needs to be in a certain possition (front legs and head streached and toward the birth canal). the question is how do the foetus "know" the correct possition. is it something like "chemotaksis" to the air as the cervix is open and there is exposure to air? I think this isn't the answer because I thing the foetus is already on the correct possition before the amnion is broken...
I am not sure this is the right forum for this question so please direct me to the correct place. thanks.
We are all god's children, no wonder our teeth are so dark!!!
User avatar
Paragonidae
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:19 pm

Postby Darby » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:29 pm

My understanding is that the fetus is shifted, rather than shifting itself, over the last trimester, but I don't know the mechanism.
Darby
Viper
Viper
 
Posts: 1265
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:29 pm
Location: New York, USA

Postby Paragonidae » Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:31 pm

either way the question still remains what sensors know which way is which and where is the head of the foetus. also conceder foetal dystocia
We are all god's children, no wonder our teeth are so dark!!!
User avatar
Paragonidae
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:19 pm



Return to Physiology

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests