Leopold maneuver

Leopold maneuver

(lē′ŏ-pōld″)
[Christian Gerhard Leopold, Ger. physician, 1846–1911]
In obstetrics, the use of four steps in palpating the uterus in order to determine the position and presentation of the fetus.
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Ultrasound estimate of fetal weight may be less accurate than estimates by multiparous patients and clinicians using Leopold maneuvers.[2] Ultrasound prediction of EFW in babies 4500 g or larger can be off by as much as 13%.[1] The purpose of induction for fetal macrosomia would be to prevent maternal and neonatal morbidities.