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Clinical examination for non-cephalic presentation: Royal College of Midwives' response to research

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 28 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:705
  1. Sue Macdonald, education and research manager (
  1. Royal College of Midwives, London W1G 9NH

    EDITOR—Nassar et al conclude that a third of breech pregnancies are missed using abdominal palpation.1 The Royal College of Midwives recommends caution before using this research to advocate more reliance on technological solutions rather than clinical examination.

    This study was carried out in Australia, where antenatal care practices are different from those …

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