What is this article about?
The potential risks of breech delivery are a concern for both pregnant women and midwives alike, with the majority of mothers opting for an elective caesarean section rather than attempting a vaginal breech birth. In many cases, however, an external cephalic version offers a simple and practical solution that carries minimal risk and offers the potential for a normal delivery to take place. Breech presentations tend to complicate about 3 to 4% of all term deliveries and are more common before term, with approximately 25% of cases presenting as breech before 28 weeks, falling to just 7% by 32 weeks. They are also more common in cases where there has been a previous breech presentation.