Vaginal delivery versus caesarean section in preterm breech delivery: a systematic review.

@article{Bergenhenegouwen2014VaginalDV,
  title={Vaginal delivery versus caesarean section in preterm breech delivery: a systematic review.},
  author={Lester Bergenhenegouwen and Linda Jacqueline Elisabeth Meertens and Jelle M. Schaaf and Jan G Nijhuis and Ben Willem J Mol and M. E. de Kok and H C J Scheepers},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={172},
  pages={1-6}
}
There is controversy on the preferred mode of delivery (vaginal delivery (VD) versus caesarean section (CS)) in preterm breech delivery in relation to neonatal outcome. While CS is supposed to be safer for the fetus, arguments against CS can be the increased risk of maternal morbidity, risks for future pregnancies, and costs. Moreover, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome occurs more frequently after CS compared to VD. In the past, several RCTs have been started on this subject, but they were… CONTINUE READING
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