Planned caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for severe pre-eclampsia

Authors: Amorim MMR, Souza ASR, Katz L.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009430. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009430.pub2.

Background

Pre-eclampsia is a very frequent complication of pregnancy, and anticipation of birth is often necessary. However, the best mode of giving birth remains to be established, although observational studies suggest better maternal and perinatal outcomes with vaginal birth.

Objectives

To assess the effects of a policy of planned caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for women with severe pre-eclampsia on mortality and morbidity for mother and baby

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