Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors Evaluation Treatment c-section external version Outlook Underlying Cause Types

Breech Baby External Version

External version turns the baby to a normal, head down position. This can be accomplished between 30 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. Risks of this procedure include premature rupture of the membranes and placental abruption.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Breech Baby References
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