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Consider turning breech presentations at 34-36 weeks

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.0-g (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0-g

Question Does earlier external cephalic version reduce breech presentation at birth and the rate of caesarean deliveries?

Synopsis One way to reduce the caesarean delivery rate is to prevent breech presentation at the time of birth. External cephalic version (ECV) at term is an established way to do that, but it is not highly successful. In this randomised controlled (non-blinded) study, performed in 25 centres in seven countries, …

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