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2.1.1 Background Information

  • 3-4% of term pregnancies are in breech presentation.
  • External cephalic version is physical manipulation of a non-cephalic presenting fetus through the abdominal wall to achieve a cephalic presentation​.
  • Successful ECV has been shown to have:​
  1. Overall reduction c-section rate​
  2. Reduced length of hospital stay​
  3. Lower risk of developing endometritis and sepsis​

Updated on June 28, 2021

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