Braxton Hicks version


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Braxton Hicks version

[brak′stən hiks′]
Etymology: John Braxton Hicks, English physician, 1823-1897
one of several types of maneuvers sometimes used to turn the fetus from an undesirable position to one that is more likely to facilitate delivery. See also version.

Braxton Hicks version

An obsolete obstetrical version formerly used to vaginally deliver infants of mothers with placenta previa, a technique was described by English gynaecologist John Braxton Hicks (1823–1897).

Braxton Hicks,

John, English gynecologist, 1825-1897.
Braxton Hicks contraction - rhythmic myometrial activity, occurring during the course of a pregnancy, which causes no pain for the patient.
Braxton Hicks sign - irregular uterine contractions occurring after the third month of pregnancy.
Braxton Hicks version - obsolete term for internal version of the fetus, substituting the breech for the head as the leading pole.