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In the first maneuver, which is done with the nurse facing the client's head, both hands are used to palpate and determine which fetal body part (eg, the head or buttocks) is in the fundus.

In the first maneuver, which is done with the nurse facing the client's head, both hands are used to palpate and determine which fetal body part (eg, the head or buttocks) is in the fundus.

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In the second maneuver, also done with the nurse facing the client's head, the palms of both hands are used to palpate the sides of the uterus and determine the location of the fetal back and spine

In the second maneuver, also done with the nurse facing the client's head, the palms of both hands are used to palpate the sides of the uterus and determine the location of the fetal back and spine

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In the third maneuver, one hand gently grasps the lower portion of the abdomen just above the symphysis pubis to determine whether the fetal head is at the pelvic inlet.

In the third maneuver, one hand gently grasps the lower portion of the abdomen just above the symphysis pubis to determine whether the fetal head is at the pelvic inlet.

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The fourth maneuver, done with the nurse facing the client's feet, determines the degree of fetal descent and flexion into the pelvis.

The fourth maneuver, done with the nurse facing the client's feet, determines the degree of fetal descent and flexion into the pelvis.