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Process of Labor – Baby Nursing Mnemonic

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  • A-Attitude
  • L-Lie
  • P-Presentation
  • P-Presenting part
  • P-Position
  • S-Station


ALPPPS will help you to remember the aspects to assess in respect to the baby during the process of labor. Attitude is the head position, Lie explains which directiont the baby is lying. Presentation is the way the baby is facing. Presentation part is which part of the baby is coming out of the mom (i.e. head, feet). Position is based on which way the baby is facing. Station is how far down the birth canal the baby is.

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