Leopold Maneuver

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Leopold Maneuver
Anterolateral view of a health care worker performing the Leopold maneuvers on a pregnant woman and fetus. The purpose is to systematically observe and palpate the abdomen to determine fetal presentation and position.
First maneuver:
The superior surface of the fundus is palpated to determine consistency, shape, and mobility.
Second maneuver:
Both sides of the uterus are palpated to determine the direction the fetal back is facing.
Fourth maneuver:
This step determines the fetal attitude and degree of fetal extension into the pelvis.
Third maneuver:
This step determines the part of the fetus at the inlet and its mobility.
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