How to Perform Leopold’s Maneuver

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

16 Responses

  1. Lynne says:

    Good…but never ‘assume’ person reading knows where she or he would stand. For example, in the 1st. maneuver, the Nurse (or whomever is performing the assessment) is standing facing the client).

  2. Hema says:

    Wats d name of position in leopolds maneuvre?

  3. odh says:

    cnuh mai alam sa drug study??paturo nman pu?????

  4. Hazel Ketz says:

    thanks nomon..this is for my report on saturday..hehe

  5. des says:

    parehas lng pla s bngai ni man…
    tnx n rin….

  6. i wanna thank the people behind this web definitely helps me a lot as a student nurse who is still exploring the world of maternal child nursing..god bless..i just want to commend also more videos (factual) so that i will be able to learn more better ideas…mwah!

  7. alricka garong says:


  8. kristine kaith says:

    first maneuver(fundal grip)- Face the patient and curl your fingers at the fudus.
    a.) Cephalic- hard round and movable
    b.) Breech- soft globular and movable
    second maneuver(umbilical grip)- Move your hands down the sides of the abdomen and apply gentle pressure.
    a.)Back- hard..continuous and nodular
    b.)Extremities- irregular
    third maneuver(pawlick’s grip)- Spread apart the thumb and fingers of the hand. Place them just above the patient’s symphisis pubis
    a.)if descended- you’ll feel the head
    b.)if undescended- you’ll feel less distinct mass
    fourth maneuver(pelvis grip)- Apply gentle pressure with your fingers as you slide your hands downwards.

  9. wpv says:

    easy memorizing endocrine system

  10. Admin says:

    We have finished reviewing this post and we decided to add a picture of a fetus in posterior postition to have a better view regarding this topic. You can also check several references like what we have (Maternal & Child Health Nursing by Adele Pillitteri and Outline in Obstetrics by Maria Loreto Evangelista-Sia). The findings in the 3rd maneuver has been corrected.

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  12. mary says:

    comment lang po…

    1. ung sa 3rd maneuver/Pawlick’s Grip…redundant ang findings…
    2. in the 4th maneuver/Pelvic Grip…in the findings it states that: “Also palpates infant’s anteroposterior position. If brow is very easily palpated, fetus is at posterior position (occiput pointing towards woman’s back)–in our maternal and child health references, if i am not mistaken, anterior po un…please check…thanks…

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