- Consider early cephalic version for breech presentation. Eaton, Laura Jeanne; Stevermer, James J. // Journal of Family Practice;Dec2003, Vol. 52 Issue 12, p936
This study showed that early external cephalic version for breech presentation, at 34 to 36 weeks gestation instead of after 37 weeks, appears to decrease the rate of noncephalic presentation at birth, as well as cesarean sections, without increasing maternal or fetal morbidity or mortality. The...
- External cephalic version: a terrible opportunity to waste. Lyell, D. J.; Caughey, A. B. // Journal of Perinatology;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p77
The article describes the decline in the use of external cephalic version (ECV), a method of dealing with breech complications that may result in tens of thousands fewer cesarean deliveries a year. The authors claim that vaginal delivery is still safer than cesarean delivery and that the routine...
- A brave breech birth. Argent, Claudia // AIMS Journal;2004, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p11
The article presents the experiences of a reader of her breech child delivery. Her midwife had told her at thirty weeks that her baby was in breech position. The reader tried hard to turn the head of the baby down, but to no avail. At thirty seven weeks, the midwife referred her to The Great...
- Femur fracture during abdominal breech delivery. Matsubara, Shigeki; Izumi, Akio; Nagai, Takashi; Kikkawa, Ichiro; Suzuki, Mitsuaki // Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics;Sep2008, Vol. 278 Issue 2, p195
While vaginal breech delivery, although rare, can cause femur fracture, abdominal breech delivery is not expected to cause it. A 2,490-g female infant was delivered at term by elective cesarean section for breech presentation. She sustained a fracture of the femur shaft. A simple splinting led...
- malpresentation. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p486
An encyclopedia entry for the term "malpresentation" is presented. It refers to a condition in which a baby is not in the usual head-first position for childbirth. The different kinds of malpresentation are breech presentation, face presentation and shoulder presentation. Options for delivering...
- How to manage term breech deliveries. Shennan, Andrew; Bewley, Susan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/4/2001, Vol. 323 Issue 7307, p244
Editorial. Discusses the Term Breech Trial which studied the safety of breech delivery for mother and baby. Significant increase in perinatal mortality and morbidity with planned vaginal delivery; Details of the study; Risks to the mother from a caesarean section.
- Breech! Beckett, Karen // Midwifery Matters;Autumn2003, Issue 98, p3
Explores issues related to breech birth. Possibility of safe vaginal breech birth; Risks associated with vaginal breech birth; Comparison between planned caesarean section and planned vaginal birth.
- I did it my way. Mahony, Emma // AIMS Journal;2004, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p15
The article presents author's experiences related to breech child birth. The first time the author got pregnant, she had had an epidural twin delivery. But the next time the author got pregnant, she exercised her full discretion. She chose midwife care. Later the author successfully gave birth...
- pressing questions. Stevens, Laura Roe // Fit Pregnancy;Aug/Sep2004, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p48
Answers several questions about pregnancy. Technique used to lessen the risk of complicated deliveries; Ways to turn breech babies into the normal position; Role of birthing doulas during labor and delivery.