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Palpation as relationship: The baby has inside information. Are we listening?

Evidence shows that palpation by those who know how to do it is just as accurate using Leopold’s Maneuvers vs using ultrasound late in pregnancy in estimating fetal weight.  Yet, many don’t rely on palpation for fetal positioning or estimating weight…

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Hospital Breech Birth: The Illusion of the Lack of Choice

In the year 2000, a poorly performed Term Breech Trial (TBT) was suspended. Its results changed the way obstetrics saw breech birth to this day. In retrospect, we now know that the (TBT), even with all of its flaws, actually…

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