Definition of Delivery, vertex
Delivery, vertex: In a vertex delivery, the top of the baby's head comes first. The vertex here refers to the top of the head. The word "vertex" in Latin means a "whirlpool, whirlwind, top of the mountain, or the top of the head." Why "top of the head"? Because the hairs on the top of the head often form a whorl, a whirl-like pattern.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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