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Does Advice to Assume the Knee-Chest Position Reduce the Incidence of Breech Presentation at Delivery? A Randomized Clinical Trial
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 14, Issue 2, pages 75–78, June 1987
How to Cite
Chenia, F. and Crowther, C. A. (1987), Does Advice to Assume the Knee-Chest Position Reduce the Incidence of Breech Presentation at Delivery? A Randomized Clinical Trial. Birth, 14: 75–78. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1987.tb01455.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: A randomized clinical trial of 76 women with a persistent singleton breech presentation at 37 weeks’ or more gestation tested the value of advising women to assume the knee-chest position for 15 minutes three times a day in reducing the incidence of breech presentation at delivery. In the 39 women advised to perform the procedure, 16 (41.0%) fetuses underwent rotation and remained cephalic at delivery compared to 12 (32.4%) of the 37 women in the control group in whom spontaneous version to cephalic occurred. The procedure warrants further evaluation in other obstetric populations, at or in the thirty-seventh week of gestation, and in a larger study group.