Importance of the fetal skull to
It contains the delicate brain and about 95% of
babies present by head.
Sound knowledge of fetal diameter and measurement
cause least problems during labour and delivery through diagnosis of
abnormalities presentation and position, also disproportion between the fetal
head and the pelvis can be easily recognized.
Delivery can be conducted with minimal injuries to
the mother and baby.
It is large in comparison with the fetal body and
true pelvis; some adaptation has to be made between the head and the pelvis.
The head is the most difficult part to be delivered
either it comes first or last.