Poll: Do You Use Anesthesia During External Cephalic Version?

November 29, 2011

Breech presentation occurs in 3 to 4% of term pregnancies and it is the most frequent indication for a cesarean section.

Breech presentation occurs in 3 to 4% of term pregnancies and it is the most frequent indication for a cesarean section. 12% of c-sections are directly due to a breech presentation. A recent study looked at success rates of external cephalic version both with and without anesthesia. It was found that regional anesthesia was associated with higher success rates of external cephalic version in comparison to external cephalic version without anesthesia.