04 July 2011

Multiple caesarean deliveries risky for mom

The more caesarian births a woman has, the more at risk she is of serious maternal morbidity and is at a higher risk of hysterectomy and other surgical injuries, research shows.

The risk of serious maternal morbidity progressively increases with the number of caesarean deliveries, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Still, the investigators emphasise that most women experience good outcomes, regardless of the number of prior caesareans, and therefore the data "do not suggest an upper limit to the number of allowable caesarean deliveries."


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