Approach

Breech presentation is a normal finding in preterm pregnancies, when the fetus is more mobile, and should not be considered abnormal until late pregnancy. Knowledge of the fetal presentation is important at the time of delivery (regardless of gestation) and prior to delivery as the pregnancy approaches term because this is when external cephalic version becomes an option. Diagnosis after the onset of labour is associated with increased maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.[23]

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