Bibliography for Asynclitism 

[Created for "The Tipping Point; Helping the Asynclitic Baby"]


1.      Barbera, F (2009) A new method to assess fetal head descent in labor with transperineal ultrasound Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009; 33: 313 – 319. Retrieved from Wiley InterScience ( DOI: 10.1002/uog.6329

2.      Belfort, M. (2007) Operative vaginal delivery: 10 components of success Journal of Family Practice February 2007 · Vol. 19, No. 02 Retrieved from

3.      Bowman, K (2010) Pelvic Floor Party; Kegels are not Invited May 17, 2010 Retrieved from

4. (2011) Preventing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Most recent page update: 2/28/2011 Retrieved from

5.      Crichton, D. (1974) A Reliable Method of Establishing the Level of the Fetal Head in Obstetrics S. A Medical Journal 17 April 1974 pp 784-787

6.      From Beanie to Baby blog. (2011) I’m finally serving the eviction notice. Nov. 28, 2011 Retrieved from

7.      S. Gopalan, Sarala & Jain, Vanita (eds.) (2005) Clinical Obstretics (10Th Online Casino Edn.) Chapter 13, 2005 Retrieved from

8.     Knight D. et al. (1993) A comparison of abdominal and vaginal examinations for diagnosis of engagement of the fetal head. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1993;33:154–158.

9.          Simkin P. (2010) The fetal occiput posterior position: state of the science and a new perspective. Birth. 2010 Mar; 37(1):61-71.

10.  Simkin, P. and Ancheta, R., (2011) The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia, 3rd Edition 2011

11.    Tritten, J. (2000) “Asynclitism”Midwifery Today E-News December 20, 2000, Volume 2, Issue 51           

12.    Tullio Ghi, et al. (2011) Intrapartum sonographic imaging of fetal head asynclitism  Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology DOI: 10.1002/uog.9034. 26 APR 2011

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13.    YEO, L. and ROMERO, R. (2009) Sonographic evaluation in the second stage of labor to improve the assessment of labor progress and its outcome Editorial/Opinion, Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009; 33: 253 – 258. Retrieved from Wiley InterScience ( DOI:10.1002/uog.6336

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Hi Gail, 

I want to say thank you! A first time mother's posterior birth went well [with] a short labor. Membranes ruptured about 8am. Her labor started about 6pm: 3cm dilated; LOP station -1; cervix soft and effaced. 

We did rebozo sifting, sidelying release, abdominal lift and tuck, standing sacral release, Dip the hip, circling on the birth ball, lunge and she birthed at 9.58pm in sidelying position with hands around the husband's neck.

Baby's head showed more molding on the right side. What you taught in the workshop and website made a difference!

Chiew Gin, Doula, Singapore