Consider turning breech presentations at 34-36 weeks

December 2003
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/13/2003, Vol. 327 Issue 7428, p1356
Academic Journal
Discusses external cephalic version (ECV) of a breech presentation fetus at 34-36 weeks and at 37-38 weeks. Statistics on breech presentation at birth and caesarean delivery rates; Conclusion that women undergoing ECV earlier had a better chance of a cephalic presentation at delivery; Recommendation for further study.


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