Leopold's maneuvers


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Leopold's maneuvers

 [le´ŏ-pōldz]
gentle palpation of the lateral, upper, and lower borders of the uterus to determine the position of the fetus.
Leopold's maneuvers. From Lammon et al., 1996.
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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.