Risk of repetition of a severe perineal laceration.

  title={Risk of repetition of a severe perineal laceration.},
  author={David Peleg and Colleen M. Kennedy and David Merrill and Frank J Zlatnik},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={93 6},
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome of subsequent delivery in women with a history of a third- or fourth-degree laceration with outcomes in women without such a history. METHODS This retrospective study used a perinatal database and chart review from 1978 to 1995. Only women whose first delivery was at our institution at more than 36 weeks' gestation, vaginal singleton, vertex presentation, and birth weight greater than 2500 g, with a subsequent delivery were included. The women were grouped by… CONTINUE READING


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