The Fetal Tuck

Fetal Tuck

This naturally flexed position of a newborn baby is called the fetal tuck. This position reduces pressure on an infant's hips and spine and is naturally calming to your child. To promote your baby's development, allow much of her time to be spent in the fetal tuck position. To aid you with this, use a supportive baby carrier or, simply hold your baby in your arms connecting your heart to hers.