Leopold's maneuver

Leopold's maneuver

Etymology: Christian G. Leopold, German physician, 1846-1911
a series of four steps used in palpating the abdomen of a pregnant woman to determine position and presentation of the fetus.
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Once enrolled, the admitting physician first made a clinical estimate of birth weight using Leopold's maneuvers.
Clinical estimation using Leopold's maneuvers has been shown to accurately predict birth weight (within 10% of actual birth weight) 54% to 70% of the time.