axis of pelvis

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axis of pelvis

[′ak·səs əv ′pel·vəs]
(anatomy)
A curved line which forms right angles to the pelvic-cavity planes.
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place a finger in the posterior axilla and draw the posterior shoulder down along the pelvic axis
if necessary, insert two supinated fingers under the pubic arch and press and rock the anterior shoulder, tilting the anterior shoulder toward the hollow of the sacrum while simultaneously gentiy pulling the posterior axilla along the pelvic axis.
These include facilitation of alignment of the presenting part to the pelvic axis, encouragement of the mother's efforts toward giving birth, allowing for larger pelvic diameters, improving comfort, and promoting fetal well being, she advised.