Maternal Morbidity Associated With Multiple Repeat Cesarean Deliveries

  title={Maternal Morbidity Associated With Multiple Repeat Cesarean Deliveries},
  author={Robert M Silver and Mark B. Landon and Dwight J. Rouse and Kenneth J. Leveno and Catherine Y. Spong and Elizabeth A Thom and Atef H. Moawad and Steve N. Caritis and Margaret A. Harper and Ronald J. Wapner and Yoram Sorokin and Menachem Miodovnik and Marshall W. Carpenter and Alan Peaceman and Mary J. O’Sullivan and Baha M. Sibai and Oded Langer and John M. Thorp and Susan M. Ramin and Brian M. Mercer},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
OBJECTIVE: Although repeat cesarean deliveries often are associated with serious morbidity, they account for only a portion of abdominal deliveries and are overlooked when evaluating morbidity. Our objective was to estimate the magnitude of increased maternal morbidity associated with increasing number of cesarean deliveries. METHODS: Prospective observational cohort of 30,132 women who had cesarean delivery without labor in 19 academic centers over 4 years (1999–2002). RESULTS: There were 6… 

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Multiple caesarean sections: outcomes and complications

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