Planned Cesarean Delivery at Term and Adverse Outcomes in Childhood Health.

@article{Black2015PlannedCD,
  title={Planned Cesarean Delivery at Term and Adverse Outcomes in Childhood Health.},
  author={Mairead Black and Siladitya Bhattacharya and Sam Philip and Jane E Norman and David J McLernon},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2015},
  volume={314 21},
  pages={2271-9}
}
IMPORTANCE Planned cesarean delivery comprises a significant proportion of births globally, with combined rates of planned and unscheduled cesarean delivery in a number of regions approaching 50%. Observational studies have shown that offspring born by cesarean delivery are at increased risk of ill health in childhood, but these studies have been unable to adjust for some key confounding variables. Additionally, risk of death beyond the neonatal period has not yet been reported for offspring… CONTINUE READING
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