Navigation Links
Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says
Date:2/10/2012

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new childbirth study says 39 weeks' gestation is the best time for elective Cesarean delivery for women who have previously delivered via C-section.

The research was slated for presentation Friday at a meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Dallas.

"Prior studies have compared the perinatal risks of elective delivery at 37 to 41 weeks' gestation, but didn't evaluate the hazard of delivery versus not delivering at a specific time point," Dr. Giuseppe Chiossi, who conducted the study for the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, said in a society news release.

"We wanted to compare the risks of elective repeat Cesarean at each gestational age starting at 37 weeks with the cumulative maternal and neonatal risks of not delivering at that particular gestational age," Chiossi said.

The researchers found that elective repeat Cesarean deliveries at a later gestational age were associated with much lower rates of poor health results for infants compared to deliveries at 37 and 38 weeks.

They also found that poor infant results were much more frequent in pregnancies that continued beyond 39 weeks compared to those in which the baby was delivered through elective surgery at 39 weeks.

Mothers' health results tended to be better with continued pregnancy rather than elective Cesarean at 37 or 38 weeks, but the difference was significant only at 37 weeks. Mothers' results were much worse for later deliveries compared to elective Cesarean at 39 weeks.

Research presented at medical meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics has more about Cesarean section.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, news release, Feb. 7, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study
2. Repeat Scans Urged for Head Injury When Blood Thinners Involved
3. South Asian patients require 3 times as much repeat angioplasty as white Europeans
4. ER Docs Frustrated, Burned Out by Repeat Patients: Survey
5. Repeated stress in pregnancy linked to childrens behavior
6. Bad Times May Seem Worse If You Expect to Repeat Them
7. Repeat MRI screening for breast cancer results in fewer false positives
8. Studies show everolimus-eluting stent implantation reduces restenosis and repeat revasculariztion
9. Interventions to promote repeat breast cancer screening with mammography
10. Intrauterine devices reduce repeat abortions
11. Moving repeatedly in childhood linked with poorer quality-of-life years later
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Give To Cure today announced that ... donate to Give To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find ... share payments through a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... At its ... of Patrick McDermott as Chairman of the National Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott succeeds ... of the Board,” stated Leslie A. Chambers , APDA President and CEO. “Pat ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... and founder of CitiDent, announces that it is now welcoming orthodontist, ... Dr. Cheng, CitiDent offers a complete range of oral health care, including general ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Health and wellness is a topic that should concern all Americans; however, it ... illness. Migraines are a severe form of a headache and often are accompanied by ... pain on their worst enemy, the feeling can last for many hours and be ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Calls Blacklist has just been ... user interface design and the developer has fixed known bugs within the app. Calls ... on their phone while not consuming any of their device’s battery power or memory. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... LODI, N.J. , Feb. 4, 2016  Montoya ... Pinnacle Professional in the field of Pharmaceuticals. Montoya is ... . ... and supplies, Becton Dickinson provides healthcare institutions, ... medical equipment throughout fifty countries across the globe. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016 Global Immunology Market ... to drive long-term market growth Summary ... of chronic disorders that affect 5–7% of western ... of their symptoms and key patient demographics, they ... immune pathways and an inappropriate immune response. Generally, ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Calif., Feb. 4, 2016  Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL ... solutions to healthcare systems, today announced results for its ... --> --> GAAP results: ... million, up $5.1 million or 4.1% from the third ... from the fourth quarter of 2014. Revenue for the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: