In some areas of the state, BCBSM found cesarean delivery
rates were higher than 40 percent, while in other areas rates were lower than 8 percent.
Two drugs work better than one when it comes to reducing pain and inflammation with local therapy after cesarean delivery
, researchers reported.
Women who have had a cesarean delivery
and subsequently plan a vaginal delivery have an elevated risk of having an infant who is still-born or dies within four weeks after birth, according to a retrospective cohort study conducted in Scotland.
A new model may help take the guesswork out of identifying placenta accreta before cesarean delivery
, possibly sparing some women unnecessary interventions such as general anesthesia, placement of large-bore IV lines, and elective hysterectomy.
Several factors, some of them modifiable, increase the odds of a failed conversion from epidural analgesia for labor to epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery
, concluded the first systematic review and meta-analysis of this issue.
Chronic pain after cesarean delivery
is uncommon and generally mild, new data show.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discourages elective cesarean delivery
before 39 weeks of gestation unless there is evidence of fetal lung maturity.
SAN DIEGO - Although women who delay pregnancy to age 40 years and older face an increased risk for adverse outcomes, reducing prepregnancy body mass index may reduce their risk for cesarean delivery
, gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension / preeclampsia, and preterm delivery, results from a large study demonstrated.
In comparison, among women with vaginal delivery without tear or women who underwent cesarean delivery
, only 10% and 9% met the criteria.
Maternal obesity is increasingly prevalent and is associated with high rates of dysfunctional labor and cesarean delivery
, outcomes that are not completely attributable to high fetal weight," researchers led by Dr.
Little and her coauthors for conducting this evaluation, which highlights significant variation in the rates of induction (0%-50%), elective induction (0%-47%), and total cesarean delivery
(5%-50%) between hospitals.
There are several possible reasons why our results differ from previous observational data: We avoided selection bias, we ensured the presence of an experienced obstetrician at delivery, and many of the twins in our study were born preterm," the investigators said, adding that no significant interaction between treatment group and baseline variables was seen, which suggests that no significant benefit occurred with planned cesarean delivery
for any subgroup tested.