UC Irvine’s Dr. Porto comments on midwife case

May 12, 2011

N THE NEWS: ABC News cited Dr. Manuel Porto in a report about a Virginia midwife who was prosecuted in the death of an infant whose head became entrapped for more than 20 minutes during a delivery. Porto, chairman of UC Irvine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said surgical intervention would likely be necessary in this type of case. 

“Over 95 percent of patients presenting for delivery with a singleton breech presentation at term in a hospital in the USA today will have a Caesarean delivery,” said Porto. “The umbilical cord circulation is completely cut off generally in a trapped head situation like this.”

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