Neonatal outcomes associated with planned vaginal versus planned primary cesarean delivery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether planned route of delivery leads to differences in neonatal morbidity. STUDY DESIGN: Analysis was based on planned route of delivery, not actual route of delivery. A total of 4048 subjects were divided into two groups: planned vaginal delivery and planned cesarean delivery. Primary outcomes were neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission, respiratory morbidity and neurologic morbidity. RESULT: There were 3868 planned vaginal and 180 planned cesarean deliveries. Planned vaginal delivery had decreased NICU admission (P<0.0001), oxygen resuscitation (P=0.001) and jaundice (P<0.0001) but increased meconium passage (P<0.0001) and 1 min Apgar

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Geller, EJ; Wu, JM; Jannelli, ML; Nguyen, TV; Visco, AG

Published Date

  • April 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 258 - 264

PubMed ID

  • 19812591

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1476-5543

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/jp.2009.150


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States