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Breech Presentation, Management (Green-top Guideline No. 20b)

Published: 01/12/2006

This is the third edition of the guideline originally published in 1999 and revised in 2001 under the same title.

Update November 2014: This guideline is currently being revised, with publication anticipated late 2016. The version available on the website and app will remain valid until replaced.

The aim of this guideline is to provide up-to-date information on methods of delivery for women with breech presentation. The scope is confined to decision making regarding the route of delivery and choice of various techniques used during delivery. It does not include antenatal or postnatal care.

External cephalic version is the topic of a separate RCOG Green-top Guideline, No. 20a: External cephalic version (ECV) and reducing the incidence of breech presentation.