Wednesday, August 07, 2019

RCOG and SOGC estimates of term breech mortality

With the recent release of the 2019 SOCG breech guidelines, I created this updated graphic. It illustrates the likelihood of perinatal/neonatal mortality after vaginal breech versus planned cesarean section.
Using the RCOG's numbers, the *additional* risk of a vaginal breech birth, compared to a vaginal head-down birth, is 1/1000.

Here's another way of looking at it:
Baseline risk of mortality after pCS @ 39 weeks: 1/2000
Additional risk from last weeks of pregnancy & labor: 1/2000
Additional risk of a vaginal breech birth: 1/1000
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1 comment:

  1. Can you please explain all the abbreviations? I can't understand this post. Thank you.


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