Neonatal outcomes associated with planned vaginal versus planned primary cesarean delivery.
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
Geller, EJ; Wu, JM; Jannelli, ML; Nguyen, TV; Visco, AG
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