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ACOG Committee Opinion No. 394, December 2007. Cesarean delivery on maternal request.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18055756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cesarean delivery on maternal request is defined as a primary cesarean delivery at maternal request in the absence of any medical or obstetric indication. A potential benefit of cesarean delivery on maternal request is decreased risk of hemorrhage for the mother. Potential risks of cesarean delivery on maternal request include a longer maternal hospital stay, an increased risk of respiratory problems for the baby, and greater complications in subsequent pregnancies, including uterine rupture and placental implantation problems. Cesarean delivery on maternal request should not be performed before gestational age of 39 weeks has been accurately determined unless there is documentation of lung maturity . Cesarean delivery on maternal request is not recommended for women desiring several children, given that the risks of placenta previa, placenta accreta, and the need for gravid hysterectomy increase with each cesarean delivery.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-01-17     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1501     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section, Repeat / adverse effects*
Decision Making
Fetal Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Length of Stay
Patient Participation*
Placenta Accreta / etiology
Risk Assessment
Surgical Procedures, Elective*

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