Outcomes of induction of labour in women with previous caesarean delivery: a retrospective cohort study using a population database

Sarah J Stock, Evelyn Ferguson, Andrew Duffy, Ian Ford, James Chalmers, Jane E Norman

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Abstract

There is evidence that induction of labour (IOL) around term reduces perinatal mortality and caesarean delivery rates when compared to expectant management of pregnancy (allowing the pregnancy to continue to await spontaneous labour or definitive indication for delivery). However, it is not clear whether IOL in women with a previous caesarean section confers the same benefits. The aim of this study was to describe outcomes of IOL at 39-41 weeks in women with one previous caesarean delivery and to compare outcomes of IOL or planned caesarean delivery to those of expectant management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e60404
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Labor, Induced
  • Odds Ratio
  • Perinatal Mortality
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Pregnancy
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Uterine Rupture
  • Young Adult

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