External cephalic version beginning at 34 weeks' gestation versus 37 weeks' gestation: a randomized multicenter trial.

@article{Hutton2003ExternalCV,
  title={External cephalic version beginning at 34 weeks' gestation versus 37 weeks' gestation: a randomized multicenter trial.},
  author={Eileen K. Hutton and Karyn Kaufman and Ellen D. Hodnett and Kofi Sarpong Amankwah and Sheila A Hewson and Darren McKay and John Paul Szalai and M. Esther Hannah},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={189 1},
  pages={245-54}
}
OBJECTIVE In about 3% to 4% of all pregnancies at term, the fetal presentation will be noncephalic. External cephalic version (ECV) at term has been shown to decrease the rate of noncephalic presentation at birth and to decrease the rate of cesarean section associated with breech presentation. However, success rates for ECV are low. We did a randomized trial to compare a policy of beginning ECV early, at between 34 and 36 weeks' gestation, and beginning ECV at 37 to 38 weeks' gestation. STUDY… CONTINUE READING

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