Abstract Title:

Use of external abdominal ice to complete external cephalic version in term breech pregnancy.

Abstract Source:

J Am Board Fam Pract. 2005 Jul-Aug;18(4):312-3. PMID: 15994478

Abstract Author(s):

Maj Paul F Crawford

Article Affiliation:

Eglin Air Force Base Family Practice Residency Program, Eglin AFB, Florida 32542, USA. [email protected]


A 36-year-old multiparous woman with fetus in the breech position applied ice to the fundus of the uterus and achieved successful cephalic version. No other reports of using ice to induce cephalic version are found with MEDLINE search; however, it has been used as a folk remedy. Further research to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ice is needed to determine whether it increases cephalic vaginal birth.

Study Type : Human Study

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