Giving all pregnant women an extra ultrasound at 36 weeks could prevent C-sections

Around one in 25 woman have breech babies, and less than a tenth of these turn themselves around naturally. The new study was conducted by experts at Cambridge University.
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THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Universal ultrasound at 36 gestational weeks could virtually eliminate undiagnosed breech presentation in nulliparous women, according to a study published online April 16 in PLOS Medicine. David Wastlund, from the...
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BOSTON (CBS) — A new study from the University of Cambridge finds late pregnancy ultrasounds could prevent many emergency C-sections and even prevent some infant deaths. In 3-4% of pregnancies, babies fail to flip head down, leading to what’s called a breech presentation. Trying to deliver a baby feet or buttocks first can lead to serious complications for the baby, including death. But sometimes it’s not known that a baby is breech until delivery. At 36 weeks, it is still possible for a doctor to try to coax the baby head down by applying pressure to the abdomen, and if that doesn’t work, a routine...
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