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Doctors need more training in delivering breech babies

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7251.1689/a (Published 24 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1689
  1. Mark Silvert
  1. BMJ

    The single and most avoidable factor in causing stillbirths and deaths among breech babies is suboptimal care given in labour, according to the seventh annual Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirths and Deaths in Infancy (CESDI).

    In cases where the cardiotocograph was available for review, there was clinical evidence of hypoxia in all but one case before delivery, and delays in staff response to fetal compromise occurred in nearly three quarters of cases. …

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