Prof. Ron Unger – Unplanned Cesarean Delivery in the Second Stage of Labor Holds Higher Odds of Complications than in the First Stage, while Similar in Primiparas and Multiparas

Abstract Background: While endeavors to reduce cesarean delivery (CD) rates are given priority worldwide, it is important to evaluate if these efforts place parturients and neonates at risk. CD performed in the second stage of labor carries higher risks of maternal and fetal complications and is a more challenging surgical procedure than that performed in the…

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Prof. Ron Unger – Sonographic large fetal head circumference and risk of cesarean delivery

Background Background Persistently high rates of cesarean deliveries are cause for concern for physicians, patients, and health systems. Prelabor assessment might be refined by identifying factors that help predict an individual patient’s risk of cesarean delivery. Such factors may contribute to patient safety and satisfaction as well as health system planning and resource allocation. In an earlier…

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