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Maternity notes abbreviations - Presentation

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KittyLilith Mon 08-Aug-11 22:21:10

Hi. I'm usually pretty good at translating the secret code used by the midwife, grin but this one has me stumped. I was 34+3 at the appointment and for presentation my midwife wrote LONG CEPH ROL.

I know ceph is head down, but no idea what the others are. If anyone has any ideas I'd be grateful. I'm more curious than anything not worried by the way.

Please excuse any typos, I'm on a mini keyboard on my phone and I have a mini screen so previewing is awkward.

NLurkerispackingforholiday Mon 08-Aug-11 22:23:52

Is it definately ROl or could it be one of these?

•LOA: the back of your baby's head is on your left-hand side and towards the front of your tummy

•ROA: the back of your baby's head is on your right-hand side and towards the front of your tummy

•LOP: the back of your baby's head is on your left-hand side and towards the back of your tummy

•ROP: the back of your baby's head is on your right-hand side and towards the back of your tummy

That's from Babycentre - basically which way round the baby is

NLurkerispackingforholiday Mon 08-Aug-11 22:25:12

Hnag on found it ROL: right occipital longitudinal lie (baby is lying sideways with the head on your right)

KittyLilith Mon 08-Aug-11 22:50:38

Thanks that makes sense. I can feel his bum high up on the right. I suppose the LONG bit is just an extra reference to the longitudal lie.

timetosmile Mon 08-Aug-11 22:56:03

as long as it's not a secret code for "it's twins, but don't tell her..."

KittyLilith Mon 08-Aug-11 23:06:07

grin timetosmile Well that would make DH happy. Not sure I'd be too impressed though. Thanks for the giggle smile

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