Mar 1, 1975

Fetal heart rate monitoring during breech labour

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
T Wheeler, K Greene


Forty-two breech deliveries were monitored throughout labour. Serious asphyxia at birth occurred in 15 babies, in every case preceded by abnormalities in the fetal heart rate. Interpretation of the records implicated umbilical cord compression as the likely cause of asphyxia.

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Umbilical Cord Structure
Gestational Age
Congenital Heart Defects
Monitoring, Physiologic
Fetal Heart
Incomplete Breech Presentation
Fetal Malpresentation
Twin Sibling

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