What is it about?

When a woman has had a previous caesarean birth, there are two options for her care in a subsequent pregnancy: planned elective repeat caesarean or planned vaginal birth. Both forms of care have benefits and risks associated with them. There were two small trials available but there are limited data to help women, their partners and their caregivers make this choice.

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Why is it important?

There were no statistically significant differences between planned caesarean birth and planned vaginal birth in terms of maternal death or serious morbidity


I hope this review help researchers to develop new trials to clarify the benefits and risk of vaginal birth after cesarean section

Erasmo Huertas
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

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This page is a summary of: Planned elective repeat caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for women with a previous caesarean birth, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, December 2013, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/14651858.cd004224.pub3.
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