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Planned caesarean section for women with a twin pregnancy

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Planned caesarean section for women with a twin pregnancy
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006553.pub2
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Hofmeyr, G Justus, Barrett, Jon F, Crowther, Caroline A


Twin pregnancies are associated with increased perinatal mortality, mainly related to prematurity, but complications during birth may contribute to perinatal loss or morbidity. The option of planned caesarean section to avoid such complications must therefore be considered. On the other hand, randomised trials of other clinical interventions in the birth process to avoid problems related to labour and birth (planned caesarean section for breech, and continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring), have shown an unexpected discordance between short-term perinatal morbidity and long-term neurological outcome. The risks of caesarean section for the mother in the current and subsequent pregnancies must also be taken into account.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 69 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 20%
Researcher 10 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 11%
Psychology 4 6%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 11 16%