Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Revista Cientifica de Zamboanga
INTRODUCTION: Maternal morbidity associated with abdominal deliveries has re-awakened interests in exploring safe alternative methods such as External Cephalic Version (ECV) for cephalic vaginal deliveries to increase in rate. ECV was shown to be 39 to 77.9% successful with fewer side-effects in several researches. This procedure is generally safe for both the mother and the fetus however there is only 18% of ECV uptake worldwide.
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to describe the delivery outcomes of women with uncomplicated term singleton pregnancies with malpresentation after undergoing External Cephalic Version.
METHODS: Utilizing a case series design, the outcomes of eighteen (18) women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies who underwent ECV cephalic vaginal deliveries between January to December 2014 were included.
RESULTS: Eighty-nine (89%, 16/19) of the subjects delivered by Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery (NSVD) after ECV while 11% (2/18) delivered by Cesarian Section (CS). Majority of subjects who underwent ECV have remarkable feto-maternal outcomes.
CONCLUSION: ECV has a high normal spontaneous rate and positive safety profile among the subjects. ECV can be a promising technique in increasing cephalic deliveries in the local setting following strict rules.