a position resembling that of the human fetus in the uterus, in which the arms and legs of a person lying on one side are drawn in to the chest and the head is bent down
A position of the body at rest in which the spine is curved, the head is bowed forward, and the arms and legs are drawn in toward the chest.
Origin of fetal positionFrom its resemblance to the position of a fetus in the womb
(plural fetal positions)
From the position a fetus assumes.