The influence of mode of birth on neonatal survival and maternal outcomes at extreme prematurity: A retrospective cohort study.

@article{Thomas2016TheIO,
  title={The influence of mode of birth on neonatal survival and maternal outcomes at extreme prematurity: A retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Penelope E Thomas and Scott G Petersen and Kristen S. Gibbons},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={60-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of published clinical data to guide obstetric decision-making regarding mode of birth at extreme prematurity. AIMS To evaluate whether neonatal survival or maternal outcomes were affected by the decision to perform a caesarean section (CS) between 23 + 0 and 26 + 6 weeks' gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single-centre retrospective cohort study of all liveborn infants born with a plan for active resuscitation at 23-26 weeks' gestation was performed… CONTINUE READING
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