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Maternal Morbidity Associated With Multiple Repeat Cesarean Deliveries
The number of intended pregnancies should be considered during counseling regarding elective repeat cesarean operation versus a trial of labor and when debating the merits of elective primary cESarean delivery.
The length of the cervix and the risk of spontaneous premature delivery. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit Network.
The risk of spontaneous preterm delivery is increased in women who are found to have a short cervix by vaginal ultrasonography during pregnancy.
Prevention of recurrent preterm delivery by 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate
Preterm delivery before 37 completed weeks gestation remains the major factor influencing infant mortality in developed countries. Women who have had a spontaneous preterm delivery are at much higher
Maternal and perinatal outcomes associated with a trial of labor after prior cesarean delivery.
A trial of labor after prior cesarean delivery is associated with a greater perinatal risk than is elective repeated cesAREan delivery without labor, although absolute risks are low.
Development of a Nomogram for Prediction of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery
A predictive nomogram, which incorporates six variables easily ascertainable at the first prenatal visit, has been developed that allows the determination of a patient-specific chance for successful VBAC for those women who undertake trial of labor.
Timing of indicated late-preterm and early-term birth.
The goal of the workshop was to synthesize the available information regarding conditions that may result in medically indicated late-preterm and early-term births to determine the potential risks and benefits of delivery compared with continued pregnancy, determine the optimal gestational age for delivery of affected pregnancies when possible, and inform future research.
NIH consensus development conference: diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus.
A one-step approach to the diagnosis of GDM is considered, which is anticipated to increase the frequency of the diagnosis by twofold to threefold, to a prevalence of approximately 15% to 20%, and holds potential advantages for women and their health care providers.