The Term Breech Trial Ten Years On: Primum Non Nocere?
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2012
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Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 3–9, March 2012
How to Cite
Lawson, G. W. (2012), The Term Breech Trial Ten Years On: Primum Non Nocere?. Birth, 39: 3–9. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.2011.00507.x
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2012
- Accepted July 23, 2011
- maternal deaths;
- term breech trial;
- trial deficiencies
Abstract: In 2000, the Term Breech Trial was published, and its authors recommended cesarean section as the safest mode of delivery for breech-presenting babies. Criticisms of the trial were raised at the time, which the authors dismissed. Since then, maternal deaths have been recorded among women undergoing cesarean sections for breech presentations. Accordingly, those initial criticisms deserve to be revisited. (BIRTH 39:1 March 2012)