Infant and neonatal mortality for primary cesarean and vaginal births to women with "no indicated risk," United States, 1998-2001 birth cohorts.

@article{MacDorman2006InfantAN,
  title={Infant and neonatal mortality for primary cesarean and vaginal births to women with "no indicated risk," United States, 1998-2001 birth cohorts.},
  author={Marian F MacDorman and Eugene R Declercq and Fay Menacker and Michael H. Malloy},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={175-82}
}
BACKGROUND The percentage of United States' births delivered by cesarean section has increased rapidly in recent years, even for women considered to be at low risk for a cesarean section. The purpose of this paper is to examine infant and neonatal mortality risks associated with primary cesarean section compared with vaginal delivery for singleton full-term (37-41 weeks' gestation) women with no indicated medical risks or complications. METHODS National linked birth and infant death data for… CONTINUE READING