During pregnancy, the developing baby moves into several different positions. As labor approaches, some positions are safer than others.
The ideal position for a fetus just before labor is the anterior position. In this position, the fetus’s head points toward the ground and they are facing the woman’s back.
Most fetuses settle into this position by the last month of pregnancy. The anterior position is also known as a vertex, cephalic, or occiput anterior position.
The anterior position may reduce the chances of complications during pregnancy. Learn more about this and other fetal positions in the womb in this article