8.5.3 Complications of brow presentation
The complications of brow presentation are much the same as for other malpresentations:
- Obstructed labour and ruptured uterus
- Cord prolapse
- Facial bruising
- Cerebral haemorrhage.
Which are you more likely to encounter — face or brow presentations?
Face presentation, which occurs in 1 in 500 full term labours. Brow presentation is more rare, at 1 in 1,000 full term labours.