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Comparison of a Trial of Labor with an Elective Second Cesarean Section

Citation

McMahon, Michael J.; Luther, Edwin R.; Bowes, Watson A., Jr.; & Olshan, Andrew F. (1996). Comparison of a Trial of Labor with an Elective Second Cesarean Section. New England Journal of Medicine, 335, 689-95.

Abstract

Background: In an attempt to reduce the rate of cesarean section, obstetricians now offer a trial of labor to pregnant women who have had a previous cesarean section. Although a trial of labor is usually successful and is relatively safe, few studies have directly addressed the maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality associated with this method of delivery.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199609053351001

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

New England Journal of Medicine

Author(s)

McMahon, Michael J.
Luther, Edwin R.
Bowes, Watson A., Jr.
Olshan, Andrew F.

Year Published

1996

Volume Number

335

Pages

689-95

Reference ID

973